Confirmed Positive COVID 19 Case

Feb 11, 2021 2:02 PM 

We have experienced 1 confirmed case of COVID-19 in our District. One ME Student on campus during a contagious period. We are assisting in contact tracing and investigative work with Grant County Health District. We want to assure you that we are following our safety procedures of wearing face masks, creating social distancing, and cleaning our facilities following Center for Disease Control safety guidelines. We will continue to monitor COVID-19 in our area and adjust our responses and actions if need be.

District Demographic Totals

Last updated: February 11th, 2021

School/DepartmentConfirmed Student Cases in the last 14 DaysConfirmed Staff Cases in the last 14 DaysNumber of Student/StaffCumulative Confirmed Student CasesCumulative Confirmed Staff Cases
Mattawa Preschool0096 / 2222
Mattawa Elementary10380/53123
Saddle Mountain Elementary00477/5994
Morris Schott Elementary00231/3471
Wahluke Junior High00595 / 67202
Wahluke High School00716 / 69163
Sentinel Tech Alternative0031 / 7 0
Virtual Learners10 1
District Support00/ 125 14
We value the health and well-being of our students, staff, and families. As you may be aware, many regions around the world are experiencing expanding outbreaks of COVID-19, and many confirmed cases have been identified in the State of Washington. The district and our skilled nursing staff take our students' and staff's health very seriously and work with the Grant County Health District (GCHD) as positive Coronavirus cases appear in our community. As the school year unfolds, we want to remind you all that. WSD will continue to share information with staff, parents, and our community (facts/resources are on all school and district websites). WSD also has dashboard data that will be updated daily and reflects current onsite staff, and student counts only. WSD will continue to follow the Grant County Health District (GHD) and CDC guidelines. The process for parent/guardian and employee notification is as follows: In coordination with the Grant County Health, when the district is notified of positive cases or possible exposures, we begin contact tracing within our buildings. The district may contact any staff member, parent, or community member identified as possibly being exposed. Once facts are determined, the district will guide quarantining and a possible return to work/school date. The district will then contact the health department to confirm the guidelines provided to the staff/parent. Once the district has confirmation from the health department, all staff members are notified that there was a positive case within their particular building. If there is a positive case within a classroom, the district will notify the students' parents in that specific room. The district is bound by FERPA, HIPAA, and ADA regulations regarding the release of specific health information. For more information, please visit our WSD website.