Communication of COVID-19 Positive Cases

  •  Public Health Notification

    Snoqualmie Valley School District will notify local public health officials in all circumstances where we learn of a positive test, or other circumstance that requires further consultation. Also, Public Health will notify the district when there are confirmed cases that may be linked to our schools. We work closely with local health officials at Public Health of Seattle and King County to ensure timely, accurate communication, as directed.

     

    Student, Family and Staff Communication

    It is the goal of SVSD to keep families informed of COVID-19 positive cases impacting our school and district facilities, while also protecting the privacy of individuals.

     

    When a positive COVID-19 case may be confirmed in our schools, we will notify every person identified to be a close contact. This will involve a confidential contact tracing investigation, after which private notification will be provided directly to the close contacts.  Individuals who are believed to have been exposed to a confirmed case will receive additional Public Health resources, as well as instructions on how long they will need to quarantine, and the process for getting clearance from a school nurse to be able to return to school following the quarantine period.

     

    As our schools resume in-person learning, we will likely see a similar rate for COVID cases as we're experiencing in the community. To monitor confirmed COVID cases related to our schools, we are creating a District COVID Dashboard to report cases confirmed over a 14 day period. This data will be available on the district website and updated each week to reflect current cases.