Responding to Potential & Confirmed Cases

  • Protocols are in place to respond to cases of COVID-19 reported to district health staff. This includes robust contact tracing by a trained team of health professionals, notification to any individual that may have had potential exposure and issuing of quarantine requirements. Notifications and communication will occur in partnership with the Spokane Regional Health District and must comply with established legal requirements for privacy. Transparency and privacy will both be recognized.  

    • SPS will use a team of contact tracers to quickly follow up on potential or confirmed COVID-19 cases.
    • Individuals who are determined to have potential close contact will be notified regarding the need for testing and quarantine.
    • The dashbobard below will be updated weekly to share the location and number of confirmed cases in the district.

Quarantine Guidelines

Fully vaccinated staff & students:

  • Stay home if symptomatic, test (return if negative, no fever for 24 hrs and symptom improvement). 
  • If positive, isolate 10 days from symptom onset (or test collection if no symptoms), return day 11 if no fever for 24 hrs and symptom improvement.
  • If exposed to positive AND asymptomatic, do not quarantine; test at day 3-5 from exposure and mask for 14 days in public or until negative test. (watch for symptoms full 14 days, stay home and retest if symptomatic)

*Staff must stay at least 6 feet from others (including students) to avoid quarantine*

Unvaccinated staff/students:

  • Stay home if symptomatic, test (return if negative, no fever for 24 hrs and symptom improvement). 
  • If positive, isolate 10 days from symptom onset, or test collection if no symptoms (return day 11 if no fever for 24 hrs and symptom improvement)
  • If exposed to positive, quarantine 10 days, return on day 11. (watch for symptoms, mask full 14 days, stay home and retest if symptomatic)
  • If exposed to positive in household, quarantine 20 days, return on day 21. (watch for symptoms and mask for full 24 days, stay home and retest if symptomatic).

*Staff must stay at least 6 feet from others (including students) to avoid quarantine*

Level 1 (baseline):

  • For 1 positive student case in a classroom, quarantine adjacent students <3ft. Staff determined close contacts will be quarantined for <6ft
  • For 2 or more positive cases in a classroom, quarantine adjacent students <6ft

Level 2:

  • For 1 positive student case in a classroom, quarantine for adjacent students/staff <6ft
  • 2 or more positive cases in a classroom, quarantine ALL students in classroom.
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COVID Dashboard: Cases by School

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