COVID Reporting & Response
Here is information on what to do if you have symptoms, test positive or have been exposed.
As we phase back into working in schools and offices, please follow this process for reporting positive COVID-19 test results.
If you test positive for COVID-19, you must report your test results to your supervisor as soon as possible.
All supervisors are responsible for ensuring that everyone in their reporting structure is aware of the reporting process.
Any staff member who tests positive for COVID-19 must report the positive test result to their supervisor right away. Supervisors are then required to report the positive results to COVIDreporting@highlineschools.org.
Steps for COVID Reporting
- Employee or student notifies supervisor/principal of positive COVID case
- Supervisor/principal completes COVID reporting form and contact tracing form.
- Supervisor/principal notifies close contacts of exposure and need to quarantine.
- Supervisors will use the Seattle King County Public Health COVID Symptom Flow Chart to determine when staff/students can return to campus (both positive employee and exposed employees.)
- If close contacts work in other departments, supervisor notifies other employees' supervisor(s), so the supervisor can notify their employees that are close contacts.
- Facilities determines if deep clean is necessary. If deep cleaning is needed, it will take place prior to anyone returning to the space
- Cabinet determines if closure is needed (program, classroom, school, building), using Public Health Guidelines.
- Supervisor and Communications determine communication needed:
- Communication to school community (staff, families)
- Communication to other departments impacted If positive was with an employee of another department, but occurred on school campus, building administration should communicate to school communicate as appropriate.
- Supervisor and HR determine staffing needs for both positive employee and close contact employees.
More detailed information can be found in the King County Schools COVID-19 Response Toolkit.
Stay up-to-date on:
- Current COVID-19 situation in Washington
- Governor Inslee’s proclamations
- How it spreads
- How and when people should get tested
- DOH Frequently Asked Questions
The risk of COVID-19 is not connected to race, ethnicity or nationality. Stigma will not help to fight the illness. Share accurate information with others to keep rumors and misinformation from spreading.
Questions about COVID-19?
Call the Department of Health hotline at 1-800-525-0127 and press #. For interpretative services, say your language when the call is answered. Hotline hours: 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday-Friday and 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekends. For questions about your health, COVID-19 testing, or testing results, contact your health care provider.