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Highline Public Schools
15675 Ambaum Blvd. SW Burien, WA 98166

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Monday-Friday: 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Highline Public Schools
15675 Ambaum Blvd. SW Burien, WA 98166

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Quarantine & Potential Exposure

Check symptoms to know when you can come to school and when you need to stay home. 

Symptomatic Individuals

Anyone experiencing ONE OR MORE symptoms should test for COVID-19 and stay home. 

  • Fever (≥100.4°F) or chills
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Muscle or body aches
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Cough (new, changed, or worsening)
  • Nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea
  • Fatigue
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose (If the child is under the age of two and ONLY has congestion/runny nose with no other symptoms, testing and isolation is not required.) 

Test Results and Next Steps

Symptomatic individuals that do not get tested, can return to school/work 5 five days since symptoms first appeared if they have no fever within the past 24 hours (without medication) AND symptoms have significantly improved regardless of vaccination status.

Potential Exposure

Individuals who are exposed to COVID are encouraged to get tested and monitor for symptoms. They are not required to quarantine unless they show symptoms.

If the exposed individual develops symptoms within 10 days of exposure, they are required to follow the Symptomatic Individuals instructions above.

School Care Spaces

While waiting to leave the school or program, the individual with symptoms is required to be isolated in a designated space separate from the nurse’s office. They are required to wear a well-fitting face mask, if tolerated and age appropriate. 

Anyone providing care or evaluation to the isolated individual is required to wear appropriate PPE.

Masks are required by all children, staff and visitors aged 2 years and older in the nurse/health room and in the care space, as these are considered health care settings.