March 7, 2020
We’ve been receiving a few inquiries asking for more information on the classroom or program to which the affected family belonged.
At this point, we are actively working with Public Health to determine next steps, including the amount of information we can provide, balancing the community’s desire to know more details about the positive test, and privacy required by law.
We empathize that this is a stressful time. We are recommending following the guidelines created by King County Public Health on what to do if you may have been exposed to someone with COVID-19. This is the same guidance we are recommending for our staff. Here is the direct text from the King Co. website, followed by the link to the full press release:
What to do if you were potentially exposed to someone with confirmed COVID-19
First, know that you generally need to be in close contact with someone with COVID-19 to get infected. Close contact includes scenarios like living with or caring for a person with confirmed COVID-19, being within six feet of a person with confirmed COVID-19 for about 10 minutes, or if someone with COVID-19 coughed on you, kissed you, shared utensils with you or you had direct contact with their body secretions.
If you may have had close contact with a person with COVID-19 but are not sick:
Monitor your health for fever, cough and shortness of breath for 14 days after your last contact with the ill person.
We have added a more detailed PDF of what to do in the case of direct exposure to our website resources.
Thank you for your patience as we wait to confirm with Public Health, and for your grace in this time of stress.
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5003 218th Ave. NE
Redmond, WA 98053
Founded in 1987