COVID-19 Transparency - February 25th, 2021

Feb 25, 2021 3:35 PM

We have experienced  two confirmed cases of COVID-19 in our District. Two students at MSSE were off 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 25th, 2021

School/Department

Confirmed Student Cases in the last 14 Days

Confirmed Staff Cases in the last 14 Days

Number of Student/Staff

Cumulative Confirmed Student Cases

Cumulative Confirmed Staff Cases

Mattawa Preschool

0

0

96 / 22

2

2

Mattawa Elementary

2

1

380/53

14

4

Saddle Mountain Elementary

1

0

477/59

10

4

Morris Schott Elementary

4

0

231/34

11

1

Wahluke Junior High

0

0

595 / 67

20

2

Wahluke High School

0

0

716 / 69

16

3

Sentinel Tech Alternative

0

0

31 / 7

0

Virtual Learners

0

0

1

District Support

0

0

/ 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.