COVID-19 Safety Information

  • COVID-19 Safety Information 

    As we begin the 2022-2023 school year, the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) released a document in early August outlining requirements and recommendations for K-12 schools, child care, early learning, youth development, and day camp programs for controlling COVID-19 and minimizing the risk of exposure in educational and child care settings. These requirements and recommendations are effective as of August 5, 2022.  

    School Districts in Washington are required to continue to adhere to the requirements in section one of the DOH document, titled “Requirements.” Additionally, districts may choose to follow more protective policies and mitigation strategies.  

    The following are the DOH and the additional mitigation strategies Kent School District has chosen to continue to require in all KSD facilities until further notice to support the health and safety of students and staff.  

    We thank you for your continued flexibility as we navigate this pandemic together. We will continue updating this page and regularly communicating with KSD staff, families, and the community as the response to the pandemic continues to evolve, and guidance from public health continues to change. 

    Please provide a mask that your child can keep in their school bag.  There are certain circumstances when wearing a mask will be required, such as if they have to visit the health room.

Helpful Links

  • COVID-19 Dashboard
  • KSD News and Updates
  • DOH K-12 COVID-19 Requirements (Effective March 12, 2022)
  • COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement Proclamation by the Governor
  • COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement for K–12 School Employees: FAQs
  • L&I COVID-19 Requirements
  • OSPI COVID-19 Resources

Department of Health Requirements

  • Employee COVID-19 Vaccination

  • If you have Symptoms of COVID-19

  • If you Test Positive for COVID-19

  • COVID Symptoms at School

  • Exposure (Close Contact Notification)

  • COVID-19 Testing

  • Reporting COVID-19 Cases and Outbreaks

  • Responding to Clusters and Outbreaks

Kent School District Supplemental Requirements

  • Masks

  • Ventilation

  • Physical Distancing

  • Bus Transportation

  • Handwashing and Respiratory Etiquette

  • Cleaning and Disinfecting

  • Athletics and Activities

  • Performing Arts

  • Travel

  • Assemblies

  • Contact Tracing

COVID-19 Resources

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

  • Do volunteers still have to wear masks and be vaccinated?

  • When is a student or staff member too sick to go to school?

  • Does my student have to wear a mask to school?

  • Is the COVID-19 vaccination required for students or staff?

  • What do I do if my student has been confirmed for suspected COVID-19?

Last Modified on August 22, 2022