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Notification of COVID-19 Positive Case(s)

Alert Posted: Sept. 24, 2021

The Bainbridge Island School District was notified of a new positive COVID-19 case involving a staff member at Woodward Middle School. 

The Kitsap Public Health District has been informed.  Any close contacts of the individual have already been notified and advised as appropriate. There were no classroom-based close contacts.  

It’s important to note that 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 testing) until the time the patient is isolated. However, in its K-12 COVID-19 Requirements for Summer 2021 and the 2021-22 School Year, the Washington Department of Health states: In a K-12 indoor classroom, the close contact definition excludes students who were at least three feet away from an infected student when (a) both students were wearing face coverings/masks and (b) other prevention strategies were in place (such as increased ventilation, hand washing, etc.).

What you can do:

  • Self-monitor closely for any symptoms that develop in the two weeks after potential exposure,
  • Minimize all non-essential contact with others,
  • Ensure extra vigilance in masking, handwashing, and physical distancing,
  • And seek testing immediately if your student develops any symptoms whatsoever or at 5-8 days post-exposure if you are concerned. Information about the BISD COVID-19 testing site is available at https://www.bisd303.org/covid19testing
  • Those who are eligible are encouraged to get vaccinated.

The safety and wellness of the students and staff in our district are a top priority. If you have additional questions, please contact Bainbridge Island School District’s Points of Contact (POC):

Resources: 

 


Alert Posted: Sept. 23, 2021

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

The Kitsap Public Health District has been informed.  Any close contacts of the individual have already been notified and advised as appropriate.

It’s important to note that 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 testing) until the time the patient is isolated. However, in its K-12 COVID-19 Requirements for Summer 2021 and the 2021-22 School Year, the Washington Department of Health states: In a K-12 indoor classroom, the close contact definition excludes students who were at least three feet away from an infected student when (a) both students were wearing face coverings/masks and (b) other prevention strategies were in place (such as increased ventilation, hand washing, etc.).

What you can do:

  • Self-monitor closely for any symptoms that develop in the two weeks after potential exposure,

  • Minimize all non-essential contact with others,

  • Ensure extra vigilance in masking, handwashing, and physical distancing,

  • And seek testing immediately if your student develops any symptoms whatsoever or at 5-8 days post-exposure if you are concerned. Information about the BISD COVID-19 testing site is available at https://www.bisd303.org/covid19testing

  • Those who are eligible are encouraged to get vaccinated.

The safety and wellness of the students and staff in our district are a top priority. If you have additional questions, please contact Bainbridge Island School District’s Points of Contact (POC):

Resources: 


Alert Posted: Sept. 23, 2021

The Bainbridge Island School District was notified of a new positive COVID-19 case involving a staff member at Bainbridge High School.

The Kitsap Public Health District has been informed. There were no close contacts to this individual.

It’s important to note that 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 testing) until the time the patient is isolated. However, in its K-12 COVID-19 Requirements for Summer 2021 and the 2021-22 School Year, the Washington Department of Health states: In a K-12 indoor classroom, the close contact definition excludes students who were at least three feet away from an infected student when (a) both students were wearing face coverings/masks and (b) other prevention strategies were in place (such as increased ventilation, hand washing, etc.).

What you can do:

  • Self-monitor closely for any symptoms that develop in the two weeks after potential exposure,

  • Minimize all non-essential contact with others,

  • Ensure extra vigilance in masking, handwashing, and physical distancing,

  • And seek testing immediately if your student develops any symptoms whatsoever or at 5-8 days post-exposure if you are concerned. Information about the BISD COVID-19 testing site is available at https://www.bisd303.org/covid19testing

  • Those who are eligible are encouraged to get vaccinated.

The safety and wellness of the students and staff in our district are a top priority. If you have additional questions, please contact Bainbridge Island School District’s Points of Contact (POC):

Resources: 


Alert Posted: Sept. 22, 2021

The Bainbridge Island School District was notified of a new positive COVID-19 case involving a student at Bainbridge High School. 

The Kitsap Public Health District has been informed. Any close contacts of the individual have already been notified and advised as appropriate. 

It’s important to note that 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 testing) until the time the patient is isolated. However, in its K-12 COVID-19 Requirements for Summer 2021 and the 2021-22 School Year, the Washington Department of Health states: In a K-12 indoor classroom, the close contact definition excludes students who were at least three feet away from an infected student when (a) both students were wearing face coverings/masks and (b) other prevention strategies were in place (such as increased ventilation, hand washing, etc.).

What you can do:

  • Self-monitor closely for any symptoms that develop in the two weeks after potential exposure,

  • Minimize all non-essential contact with others,

  • Ensure extra vigilance in masking, handwashing, and physical distancing,

  • And seek testing immediately if your student develops any symptoms whatsoever or at 5-8 days post-exposure if you are concerned. Information about the BISD COVID-19 testing site is available at https://www.bisd303.org/covid19testing

  • Those who are eligible are encouraged to get vaccinated.

The safety and wellness of the students and staff in our district are a top priority. If you have additional questions, please contact Bainbridge Island School District’s Points of Contact (POC):

Resources: 


Alert Posted: Sept. 14, 2021

The Bainbridge Island School District was notified of a positive COVID-19 case involving a student at Bainbridge High School.

The Kitsap Public Health District has been informed. There were no close contacts to this individual.

It’s important to note that 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 testing) until the time the patient is isolated. However, in its K-12 COVID-19 Requirements for Summer 2021 and the 2021-22 School Year, the Washington Department of Health states: In a K-12 indoor classroom, the close contact definition excludes students who were at least three feet away from an infected student when (a) both students were wearing face coverings/masks and (b) other prevention strategies were in place (such as increased ventilation, hand washing, etc.).

What you can do:

  • Self-monitor closely for any symptoms that develop in the two weeks after potential exposure,

  • Minimize all non-essential contact with others,

  • Ensure extra vigilance in masking, handwashing, and physical distancing,

  • And seek testing immediately if you (staff) or your student develops any symptoms whatsoever or at 5-8 days post-exposure if you are concerned about this exposure. Information about the BISD COVID-19 testing site is available at https://www.bisd303.org/covid19testing

  • Those who are eligible are encouraged to get vaccinated.

The safety and wellness of the students and staff in our district are a top priority. If you have additional questions, please contact Bainbridge Island School District’s points of contact (POC):

Resources: 


Alert Posted: Sept. 10, 2021

The Bainbridge Island School District was notified of a positive COVID-19 case involving a student at Bainbridge High School. 

The Kitsap Public Health District has been informed. There were no close contacts to this student.

It’s important to note that 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 testing) until the time the patient is isolated. However, in its K-12 COVID-19 Requirements for Summer 2021 and the 2021-22 School Year, the Washington Department of Health states: In a K-12 indoor classroom, the close contact definition excludes students who were at least three feet away from an infected student when (a) both students were wearing face coverings/masks and (b) other prevention strategies were in place (such as increased ventilation, hand washing, etc.).

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).” In addition, COVID-19 testing is available for BISD staff and students. Please click here for details. The BISD testing site is open on school days from 6:45 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. 

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 targeted deep cleaning. 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 cloth face coverings or masks 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):


Alert Posted: Sept. 9, 2021

 

The Bainbridge Island School District was notified of a positive COVID-19 case involving a student at Bainbridge High School. 

The Kitsap Public Health District has been informed. Any close contacts of the individual have already been notified and advised as appropriate. 

It’s important to note that 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 testing) until the time the patient is isolated. However, in its K-12 COVID-19 Requirements for Summer 2021 and the 2021-22 School Year, the Washington Department of Health states: In a K-12 indoor classroom, the close contact definition excludes students who were at least three feet away from an infected student when (a) both students were wearing face coverings/masks and (b) other prevention strategies were in place (such as increased ventilation, hand washing, etc.).

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).” In addition, COVID-19 testing is available for BISD staff and students. Please click here for details. The BISD testing site is open on school days from 6:45 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. 

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 targeted deep cleaning. 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):


Alert Posted: Sept. 8, 2021

This afternoon the Bainbridge Island School District was notified of another positive COVID-19 case involving a student at Ordway Elementary. 

The Kitsap Public Health District has been informed. Any close contacts of the individual have already been notified and advised as appropriate.

It’s important to note that 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 testing )until the time the patient is isolated. However, in its K-12 COVID-19 Requirements for Summer 2021 and the 2021-22 School Year, the Washington Department of Health states: In a K-12 indoor classroom, the close contact definition excludes students who were at least three feet away from an infected student when (a) both students were wearing face coverings/masks and (b) other prevention strategies were in place (such as increased ventilation, hand washing, etc.).

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).” In addition, COVID-19 testing is available for BISD staff and students. Please click here for details. The BISD testing site is open on school days from 6:45 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. 

Despite the two COVID-19 positive cases identified today, Ordway is not currently experiencing an outbreak of COVID-19. According to the Washington State Department of Health, the following must be met for there to be an outbreak in the school setting: 

  • There are two or more COVID-19 cases among students or staff. 

  • The cases have a symptom onset or positive test result within a 14-day period of each other.

  • The cases are epidemiologically linked. 

  • The cases do not share a household. The cases are not identified as close contacts of each other in another setting during the investigation.

 
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 targeted deep cleaning. 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):


Alert Posted: Sept. 8, 2021

The Bainbridge Island School District was notified of a positive COVID-19 case involving a student at Ordway Elementary. The Kitsap Public Health District has been informed. There were no identified school-based close contacts to the student. The student was not at school during the CDC-defined infectious period (two days before illness onset or, for asymptomatic patients, two days prior to testing). 

It’s important to note that 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 testing )until the time the patient is isolated. However, in its K-12 COVID-19 Requirements for Summer 2021 and the 2021-22 School Year, the Washington Department of Health states: In a K-12 indoor classroom, the close contact definition excludes students who were at least three feet away from an infected student when (a) both students were wearing face coverings/masks and (b) other prevention strategies were in place (such as increased ventilation, hand washing, etc.).

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).” In addition, COVID-19 testing is available for BISD staff and students. Please click here for details. The BISD testing site is open on school days from 6:45 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. 

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 targeted deep cleaning. 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):


Alert Posted: August 27, 2021

The Bainbridge Island School District was notified of a positive COVID-19 case involving a staff member at Bainbridge High School. The Kitsap Public Health District has been informed. There were no identified school-based close contacts to the staff member. 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 testing ) 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).” In addition, COVID-19 testing is available for BISD staff and students. If you are interested in testing, please click here. The BISD testing site will be open August 30 & 31 from 8am to 4:30pm and starting September 1st from 6:45am to 5pm (last test at 4:45pm) on all regularly scheduled school days.

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 targeted deep cleaning. 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):