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Last Updated: Monday, September 19th, 2022
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COVID Protocols for 2022-23 School Year Released

On Monday, August 22, 2022, the Washington State Department of Health released updated guidance on COVID protocols for the upcoming 2022-23 school year:  Requirements and Guidance to Mitigate COVID-19 Transmission in K-12 Schools and Child Care.

  • Masks are optional. Masks are no longer required for students and staff in school. However, masks will be made available free-of-charge to students and staff who would prefer to wear them, as long as supplies last. Bullying and harassment of individuals who choose to wear masks will not be tolerated.  
  • Preventing exposure to COVID-19 is the first line of defense against transmission. Students, children, and staff who have symptoms of COVID-19 are required to stay home and should get tested. Free testing is available for all Woodland students, employees, and close contacts. Testing hours at our district office are Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Click here to register for a rapid antigen test with SimpleReport. If you have had a rapid test through the district before, you are already registered. **If your child becomes sick while at school, the school nurse may offer to test your child for COVID-19 before they are picked up from school.**
  • Follow the DOH What to do if a Person is Symptomatic or Exposed flowcharts (ENGLISH -and- SPANISH). Any student, child, or staff member who tests positive for COVID-19 is required to isolate at home following proper at-home isolation protocol (as shown in isolation matrix below).
  • Positive Test: an isolation time of 5 full days is required.
  • Testing to return is encouraged, but not required. If the test is still positive after 5 days of isolation, a full 10-day isolation period is then required.
  • If returning to school on day 6: individuals should wear a well-fitting mask (KF94/KN95/N95) for an additional 5 days (day 6 through day 10) if they return to school after the end of their 5-day isolation period. They should also remain masked for sports and other extracurricular activities on days 6-10.
  • Testing after day 10 is not recommended.


COVID-19 Isolation Matrix

Day 0 Day 1-5 Day 6 Day 7-10 Day 11

Positive Test or Symptom Start Date

Required Isolation

May return if:

  1. No fever for the past 24 hours (without medication), AND  
  2. Symptoms have improved

Testing is encouraged, but not required, to return. Students and staff who test positive after 5 days of isolation must stay home for the full 10-day isolation period.

It is recommended, but not required, that students and staff returning to school after their 5 days of isolation:

  • wear a well-fitting mask from days 6 to 10, and
  • remain masked for sports and other extracurricular activities on days 6 to 10.

May return without wearing a mask or testing.

2022-23 COVID-19 Dashboard

Positive Test Date School Positive Case(s) Outbreak?
9/22/22 Woodland High School 2 no
9/22/22 Woodland Middle School 1 no
9/21/22 Woodland High School 1 no
9/20/22 Columbia Elementary School 1 no
9/19/22 Woodland High School 2 no
9/19/22 Columbia Elementary 4 no
9/16/22 Woodland High School 2 no
9/15/22 Woodland Middle School 1 no
9/15/22 Columbia Elementary 1 no
9/13/22 North Fork Elementary 3 no
9/12/22 North Fork Elementary 4 no
8/31/22 Woodland High School 1 no
8/30/22 Woodland Middle School 1 no

Last Updated: Sept 22, 2022

Current COVID Status in Cowlitz County

Data as of 9/6/2022 11:59PM PT from Washington State Data Dashboard

Current 7-Day COVID Curve for Cowlitz County

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