Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information


Coronaviruses (CoV) are a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV).

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is a new strain that was discovered in 2019 and has not been previously identified in humans.

Closure of Schools

On April 6, 2020, Washington State Governor Jay Inslee announced that schools will be closed for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year in order to slow the spread of COVID-19 Coronavirus. During this closure, all schools in the ISD will remain closed. Without these restrictions, the rate of infection will overwhelm the healthcare system, according to public health authorities. For the most current, up to date information, please regularly check the King County Public Health COVID-19 website.

How the Public Can Help Prevent the Spread of COVID-19

Please, stay home as much as possible and stay healthy. Even while staying at home, it is important to practice excellent hygiene and sanitation. Staying home and limiting person-to-person contact appears to be making a difference in slowing the spread of COVID-19, but those measures need to continue in order to be effective long-term. As much as possible, limit trips outside for groceries, gas and essentials, and stay 6 feet apart from people outside of your home. Additionally:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Clean and disinfect objects and surfaces.
  • Stay at home away from others if you are sick.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing, then throw the tissue in the trash and wash your hands.

Frequently Asked Questions – COVID-19/Coronavirus

Our Frequently Asked Questions webpage will be updated as new information becomes available, and also includes a Historical FAQ section. Please continue to check back for updates. New information will also continue to be communicated via the District and School E-News.

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