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Edmonds School District

COVID Health/Safety

Edmonds School District COVID-19 Health and Safety Handbook

Protecting student, staff, family and community health and safety

It is essential that students, staff and families continue to:

  • Stay home when sick

  • Watch for symptoms of COVID-19

  • Wash and sanitize hands throughout the day

What to do if a student/staff member is showing signs of COVID-19 symptoms?

Regardless of vaccination status, staff and students cannot come to school/work if they are experiencing any symptoms associated with COVID-19. They should get tested and/or see a health care provider and follow flow chart below from the Department of Health. 

Click here to review the flow chart

If anyone shows COVID-19 symptoms at school or work, they must mask up, immediately isolate, be sent home and are encouraged to take a COVID-19 test.

If a student/staff member tests positive for COVID-19, when can they return to school or work?

If you have tested positive for COVID-19 you must inform the school and isolate for a full 5 days from the onset of symptoms. You are able to return on day 6 if symptoms are gone or have significantly improved, AND you are fever-free for more than 24 hours without the use of medication.

Upon return a student/staff member must follow the requirements below:

  • Wear a well fitting mask or face shield with a drape during day 6-10 of the isolation period, OR

  • If a student/staff member chooses: not to test, not to wear a mask, or is unable to wear a mask, then on days 6-10, they must continue to isolate at home for the full 10 days and then return to school/work on day 11.

Masks will be available at all schools and district buildings

Schools and district buildings will continue to stock and provide masks for students, staff, volunteers and visitors who choose to wear one.

Notification when exposed to a positive COVID-19 case

The District COVID-19 Dashboard is the primary source of positive COVID-19 cases.

CLick here to view the Edmonds School District COVID-19 Dashboard

We will notify the school staff and families of specific higher-risk exposures. 

The district is still required to report positive cases to the Snohomish Health District. If a staff member or student tests positive for COVID-19, please notify your school so we can continue to accurately report this information.

What do students/staff do if they are exposed to a positive COVID-19 case?

Exposed students and staff may continue to participate in school and extracurricular activities if they are not symptomatic. They are expected to monitor for symptoms for a full 10 days from the exposure, consider wearing a mask and get tested on day 5. If an exposed student or staff member develops symptoms or tests positive, they are required to immediately isolate at home and follow the DOH protocols.

COVID-19 vaccination still required for all staff, volunteers and indoor contractors

All staff, volunteers and indoor contractors must be fully vaccinated from COVID-19 or have an approved religious or medical exemption from Human Resources. Unvaccinated people with exemptions from the vaccination mandate must still follow their accommodations. Any requests for changes to an accommodation, must go through Human Resources.

COVID-19 testing available at schools and district office

We will continue to offer COVID-19 testing at our schools and our centralized COVID-19 Response Center at the Educational Service Center, 20420 68th Ave. W, Lynnwood. Each school building will offer testing times, and our COVID-19 Response Center is providing tests. Please call 425-431-1900 to schedule an appointment.

Latest Department of Health COVID-19 requirements and guidelines
(updated August 5, 2022)