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students stay safe in masks

Our community's physical well-being and safety come first. Some protocols will remain, others will go away, some may adjust, and new COVID-19 prevention strategies will be implemented in response to public health guidance.

COVID-19 Symptom and Exposure Flowchart

  • Contacts – Please contact our health and safety directors Josh Tate and Kaylee Strachan regarding symptoms, exposures, and any health-related questions. Please include date of symptom onset, testing dates, names of affected individuals, and any results available in your email. 

  • Informed Consent - All families re required to complete the COVID Informed Consent form. 

  • Masks - From Monday, March 14th, 2022 wearing of masks became optional. 

  • Vaccinations - Now that the vaccine is available to children 12 and under, we will follow the guidance of the Department of Health and the Bright Horizons COVID team regarding vaccinations for K-5 students. 

  • Daily cleaning - The daily cleaning of classrooms and common spaces continues. 

  • Testing – If an individual needs to be tested due to exposure or symptoms, there are two options listed below. The results will be sent to the Bright Horizons COVID team for approval before the household can return to CHA.  

    • PCR test – please send results that include patient name, date of test, and results to Kaylee and Josh. 
    • Rapid/antigen test – test negative then complete the Early Return Certification and send to Kaylee and Josh. Please note if you are testing due to symptoms, this test may only be used 2 days or more after the onset of symptoms. 

King County  Public Health | Washington Department of Health | Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - School Settings

Health and safety protocols

These have been developed based on guidance from the CDC, state and local public authorities, and in partnership with Dr. Kristin Moffitt, a pediatric infectious disease specialist at Boston Children’s Hospital.

Bright Horizons COVID-19 resources can be found here