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Face Covering Updates for School Buses and Early Childhood Learning Starting March 1

Dear SoWashCo Schools Community,

Starting on Tuesday, March 1, face coverings will be strongly recommended, but no longer required on school buses and in our early childhood programming, Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) and preschool and Pre-K classrooms. This adjustment follows new guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Things to note:

  • Students and staff who test positive for COVID-19 should isolate for five days. On day six, individuals must wear a face covering when returning to school through day 10.

  • Individual classrooms or schools may shift back to increased health and safety measures, including the return to face coverings, based on our criteria for COVID-19 decision making

If your child is sick, please keep them home. Have your child tested for COVID-19 if they show symptoms such as fever, sore throat, cough, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, chills, muscle pain, fatigue, severe headaches or new onset of nasal congestion or runny nose. Parents will be asked to pick up their child from school if their student shows two or more symptoms listed above. 

Thank you for your assistance.