The Yakima Health District works closely with local schools and school districts to identify suspected COVID-19 outbreaks. Schools report the number of students and staff who were on campus while potentially infectious on a weekly basis.
Students are staff are no longer required to stay home if they are exposed to COVID-19 but are encouraged to wear a well-fitting mask and monitor for symptoms for 10 days after exposure. Anyone who develops symptoms should stay home and test.
Students and staff who test positive for are required to stay at home and isolate for 5 days. Repeating initial tests does not change this requirement.
Students or staff returning from 5 days of isolation should wear a well-fitting mask from days 6 to 10. Testing is encouraged before returning to school. If someone tests positive for COVID-19 after day 5, they must isolate for a full 10 days.