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COVID-19 information

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State Indoor Mask Requirements Starting March 12, 2022 Updated
COVID-19 is a respiratory disease caused by SARS-CoV-2, a new coronavirus discovered in 2019. The virus is thought to spread mainly from person to person through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or talks. Some people who are infected may not have symptoms. For people who have symptoms, illness can range from mild to severe. Adults 65 years and older and people of any age with underlying medical conditions are at higher risk for severe illness. People 12 years and older should get COVID-19 vaccines to prevent getting and spreading the illness.
Asotin School District Impact
Test to Stay Protocol


The Asotin-Anatone school district, in cooperation with our local health jurisdiction, have decided to participate in the “test to stay protocol” developed by the State of Washington health department. This protocol allows for students to stay in school if a student has been exposed to Covid-19 while at school. This does not apply to any exposures that occur outside of the school.

The student will follow a modified quarantine for 7 days, where they will be allowed to attend school, but will have to quarantine from all extracurricular activities. The student will be required to be tested twice, at school, during the 7-day “quarantine”. The student will also need to remain symptom free and continue to wear a mask. If a student tests positive at any time during the modified quarantine they will have to follow the normal quarantine and remain at home for the standard 10 days.

All students are required to have a signed consent on file stating if that student is authorized to test or not authorized to test. If you do not want for your student to participate in this program, then there will be an automatic at home 10-day quarantine if exposed.

*Students fully vaccinated against Covid-19 are exempt from this program, but still need to return a consent form*

Washington Department of Health Supplemental Information (link opens a .pdf)