Coronavirus Updates - Guidance on When to Keep Your Student Home

March 10, 2020

Dear ISD Community,

Public Health continues to recommend school districts remain open and at this time there are no confirmed cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in the Issaquah School District. Should a case be identified in our District, we will be informed directly by Public Health of Seattle & King County. 

As a reminder, volunteer work, staff travel, facilities use by outside groups, field trips, games, concerts, and other evening events have been suspended through March 20. The ISD will continue to hold athletic practices, student clubs and activities (elementary and secondary) before and after school child care, and music or drama rehearsals. Please continue to watch our website and our coronavirus COVID-19 FAQ page for updates and information.

Here is helpful information to consider when making a decision about sending your child to school:

UPDATE: If you have fever, cough or shortness of breath and have not been around anyone who has been diagnosed with COVID-19, you should contact your healthcare provider for guidance. Public Health currently recommends that people with these symptoms should stay home and away from others until 72 hours after the fever is gone and symptoms get better. This is without the assistance of fever-reducing medication.

  • If your child is currently showing any signs of illness, please keep them home and follow regular district guidelines for when they should return.
  • If anyone in your household currently has flu-like symptoms, please keep your child home.
  • If your child is showing signs of illness and has possibly been exposed to a patient with COVID-19, please keep them home from school and contact your healthcare provider for further instructions and guidance.
  • If you choose to keep your child home out of an abundance of caution, please contact the school to excuse the absence.
  • If any member of your household is at high risk from COVID-19 (elderly adults and persons who have underlying chronic medical conditions) you should consider keeping your child home.

We appreciate everyone helping us to practice good hygiene and follow the recommendations provided by Public Health of Seattle & King County to the best extent possible for your family.