Monday, January 10, 2022
DOH RELEASES UPDATED COVID-19 REQUIREMENTS FOR K-12
Late Friday afternoon (January 7), the Washington State Department of Health released new school requirements and supplemental considerations for K-12 staff and students. The major changes are summarized below, however you can review the school requirements and supplemental considerations by clicking the respective highlighted links.
- Quarantine and isolation timelines have been reduced to five (5) FULL days following exposure which actually works out to six days as day of exposure is considered "day zero."
- Test-to-Stay has been expanded to include staff, including exposures that occur outside of school to both students and staff. This change will help us avoid closure due to lack of staffing and also help keep kids in school.
- Identified new cases of COVID-19 have been exploding. We encourage staff and students to consider surgical masks or KN95/KF94 masks rather than using cloth masks as cloth is less effective at preventing the spread of viruses.
For regular updates, visit our dedicated COVID-19 website by clicking here or going to www.woodlandschools.org/covid-hq