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, PCR* test, (return if negative, no fever for 24 hrs and  symptom improvement). If no test, isolate 10 days (return on day 11 if 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 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)
    • If positive is a household member, follow above guidelines and continue to test at 5-day intervals, the last test 5 days past positive's last day of isolation. (Watch for symptoms for a full 24 days from positive's symptom onset, stay home and retest if symptomatic).

PCR or Rapid Molecular testing (example: Abbott Labs ID now) are accepted for return to school. Single Rapid Antigen tests or any at-home tests are not accepted for return to school for symptomatic staff/students. 

Unvaccinated staff/students:

  • Stay home if symptomaticPCR* test (return if negative, no fever for 24 hrs andsymptom improvement). If no test, isolate 10 days.
  • 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 test (PCR) if symptomatic). Option to test (PCR orAntigen, no home tests) no sooner than day 5 to return on day 8. Must be advised by, and follow through with contact tracing for this option.
  • 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 test (PCR) if symptomatic). Option to test (PCR or Antigen, no home tests) no sooner than day 15 to return on day 18. Must be advised by, and follow through with contact tracing for this option.

* PCR or Rapid Molecular testing (example: Abbott Labs ID now) are accepted for return to school. Single Rapid Antigen tests or any at-home tests are not accepted for return to school for symptomatic staff/students. 

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