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Public Advisory: Positive COVID-19 Case(s) Reported

Friday, February 12, 2021

In order to provide the community with the most current information regarding COVID-19 activity in our schools, we have the following update to share with you. 

On Monday (2/8/21), BISD learned that a Woodward Middle School student returned a positive result on a rapid COVID-19 antigen test. Subsequently, the student tested negative three other times using PCR tests (which analyze genetic material and are considered more accurate than antigen tests).

Because of the classification of the student’s symptoms, the negative PCR results, and the potential for false positives for antigen tests, the Kitsap Public Health District has ruled that this student is no longer considered a COVID case. In addition, two BISD students who were close contacts to the WMS student are no longer considered so. BISD updated our COVID-19 Data Dashboard to reflect these changes.

We will continue to provide our community with the most up-to-date information that we have. In addition, this information will be posted on our website. 

Thank you for your time, 

BISD #303

 


 

Monday, February 8, 2021

The Bainbridge Island School District was notified today of a positive COVID-19 case at Woodward Middle School.

The individual who tested positive is safely isolating at home. Kitsap Public Health District has been informed and stated that with this case, there are no school-based close contacts and no exposure concerns at school due to the individual not being present on campus during their infectious period. NOTE: The CDC defines a close contact as someone who was within 6 feet of an infected person for a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period starting from two days before illness onset (or, for asymptomatic patients, two days prior to test specimen collection) until the time the patient is isolated.

Anyone who is concerned about possible exposure should visit Washington State’s Department of Health website at www.doh.wa.gov for guidance on “What to do if you were potentially exposed to someone with confirmed coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

We will continue to implement the safety precautions outlined in our COVID-19 Safety Handbook to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our buildings, as well as performing a deep-cleaning of the site. The safety of our students and staff members remains our highest priority.

COVID-19 is a virus that can be spread by everyone at all ages, even without being ill or manifesting any known symptoms.  As such, we encourage everyone to consistently observe the following precautions — even when feeling great —  to help reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Wear a cloth face covering when around others
  • Maintain safe physical distance from others
  • Wash hands and use hand sanitizer frequently
  • Monitor your body temperature
  • Stay home if you are sick, even with mild symptoms

If you have additional questions, please feel free to contact one of the Bainbridge Island School District’s points of contact (POC):

  • Dane Fenwick - dfenwick@bisd303.org
  • Erin Murphy - emurphy@bisd303.org
  • Jim Corsetti - jcorsetti@bisd303.org

Sunday, February 7, 2021

 The Bainbridge Island School District was notified today of a positive COVID-19 case at Woodward Middle School.

The individual who tested positive is safely isolating at home. The Kitsap Public Health District has been informed and any close contacts of the individual have been notified and advised as appropriate.  

Anyone who has not been directly contacted but is concerned about possible exposure should visit Washington State’s Department of Health website at www.doh.wa.gov for guidance on “What to do if you were potentially exposed to someone with confirmed coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

We will continue to implement the safety precautions outlined in our COVID-19 Safety Handbook to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our buildings, as well as performing a deep-cleaning of the site. The safety of our students and staff members remains our highest priority.

COVID-19 is a virus that can be spread by everyone at all ages, even without being ill or manifesting any known symptoms.  As such, we encourage everyone to consistently observe the following precautions — even when feeling great —  to help reduce the spread of COVID-19:

  • Wear a cloth face covering when around others

  • Maintain safe physical distance from others

  • Wash hands and use hand sanitizer frequently

  • Monitor your body temperature

  • Stay home if you are sick, even with mild symptoms

If you have additional questions, please feel free to contact one of the Bainbridge Island School District’s points of contact (POC):