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

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

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When to Stay Home

Check symptoms to know when a student can come to school and when they need to stay home. 

Class A Symptoms 

  • Fever—100.4° or higher
  • Chills
  • New loss of taste or smell 
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Cough (new, changed or worsening)

If you have any class A symptom, do not come to school and get tested for COVID

You may return to school in 24 hours as long as your symptoms improve and you show school staff a negative COVID test from a test provider (school-based, community-based, or from your healthcare provider.)

If you do not get tested, you must stay home for 10 days from when your symptoms first began.

If you have been identified as a close contact, stay home and get tested. 
 
If you have tested positive for COVID, stay home for 10 days from the day your symptoms began or you took the COVID test, whichever came first. Before you return, you should be fever-free for 24 hours and your symptoms must be improving, if not resolved. 

Class B Symptoms

  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea—two or more loose stools in 24 hours

If you have one Class B  symptom for less than 24 hours, do not come to school until symptoms improve. You can return to school without a negative test result as long as your symptoms have improved AND you have not been in contact with someone who tested positive.

If you have two or more Class B symptoms OR one class B symptom for more than 24 hours, stay home from school and get tested

You may return to school in 24 hours as long as your symptoms improve and you show school staff a negative COVID test from a test provider (school-based, community-based, or from your healthcare provider.)

If you do not get tested, you must stay home for 10 days from when your symptoms first began.

COVID Test Results

People with COVID symptoms and/or close contacts should stay home until they have the results of their testing.

Reporting a Positive COVID Case

  • Families must report a positive case in their household to their teacher, principal or school nurse
  • School staff will follow up with the student/family for symptom and contact information
  • A student or staff member who has been exposed will be contacted by the school