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  • Effective August 8, 2022:
    Requirements and Guidance to Mitigate COVID-19 Transmission in K-12 Schools, Child Care and Early Learning

    August 8, 2022 Changes from Washington State Department of Health

    As Washington K-12 instruction enters the 2022-2023 academic year, the following are updated requirements for K-12 schools, child care, early learning, youth development, and day camp programs, for controlling COVID-19 and minimizing the risk of exposure in educational and child care settings.

    Schools and providers are required to continue to adhere to the requirements below when applicable:

    • Employee COVID-19 Vaccination
    • Exclusion of People with Symptoms of COVID-19
    • At-Home Isolation Protocol and Returning to School,Care or a Program
    • Isolation of COVID-19 Cases within a Facility
    • Notifying Impacted Individuals of Positive Case and Potential Exposure
    • Ensure Access to Diagnostic Testing for COVID-19
    • Reporting and Responding to Positive COVID-19 Cases and Outbreaks and Working with Public Health

    Schools, districts, providers, programs and/or local health jurisdictions may choose to put more protective policies in place, which are also required to be followed.

Requirements and Guidance for COVID-19

  • Employee COVID-19 Vaccination

  • Exclusion of Individuals with Symptoms of COVID-19

  • At-Home Isolation Protocol and Returning to Schools, Care or a Program

  • Isolation of COVID-19 Cases within a Facility

  • Notifying Groups or Individuals of Potential Exposure

  • Ensure Access to Diagnostic Testing for COVID-19

  • Reporting COVID-19 Cases and Outbreaks and Working with Public Health

  • Responding to Clusters and Outbreaks