The Bellevue School District has established closure protocols in accordance with guidelines from the Washington State Department of Health and Public Health Seattle King County. If and when a positive case of COVID-19 is discovered in the school setting, BSD will alert Public Health Seattle King County.

The school learning community will also be notified of COVID-19 positive cases.

Closure Protocols:

If a person tests positive for COVID-19 in the school building, trained staff will lead contact tracing. All close contacts of someone who tests positive with COVID-19 will be informed and sent home to quarantine for 14 days.

The entire school will close for 14 days in consultation with Public Health.

Definition of a School Outbreak of COVID-19: There are two or more laboratory-positive (PCR or antigen) COIVD-19 cases among students or staff within a 14-day period. The people who tested positive do not share a household and were not close contacts of each other outside of school.

Elementary

If two people in your assigned class group test positive for COVID-19 within a two-week period, this class group would quarantine at home and return to remote instruction for a two-week period.

Secondary

All close contacts of the person who has tested positive will be sent home to quarantine for 14 days.