Issaquah High School closed after staff contract COVID-19

The district states it will keep the community updated if the closure is extended

  • Friday, December 18, 2020 11:05am
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The Issaquah School District

Issaquah School District closed its partially open Issaquah High School for the week extending through Friday, Dec. 18, after multiple educators tested positive for COVID-19.

The district states there were two confirmed cases of COVID-19 in staff members working at Issaquah High School. The staff members were last on campus on Tuesday, Dec. 15.

As a result the district cancelled the following events:

  • Light Parade
  • Meal distribution on Thursday, Dec. 17
  • Students gathering on campus in the coming three days for athletic pods
  • Students attending in-person learning in the coming three days

Depending on the amount of exposure, the closure of the facility could extend further, according to the district.

“We are aware of the inconvenience that this can cause, but the health of our staff, students, and families are paramount,” the district stated in a web post alerting families to the closure.

If you are concerned that you or someone in your family might be developing symptoms of COVID-19 or has confirmed COVID-19:

  • Anyone who is sick should stay home.
  • If you or someone in your family has symptoms of COVID-19, call your medical provider to get tested or go to a free testing site (www.kingcounty.gov/covid/testing).
  • Anyone who develops symptoms or has confirmed COVID-19 should remain at home and away from others. Learn more at www.kingcounty.gov/depts/health/covid-19/care.
  • Tell your school if you or someone in your household tests positive for COVID-19.

More information is available at issaquah.wednet.edu.




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