Until March 14, current masking protocols will remain in place. Masks will continue to be required for all students, staff, and visitors on all SPS campuses and school buses through March 13. We are pleased that COVID-19 cases continue to fall in SPS schools and King County. However, there may be times when we will need to bring back effective mitigations if there is an increase in community, classroom, or school-wide transmission. SPS will continue to monitor COVID-19 rates in our schools
Saturday brings the end of Washington’s COVID-19 indoor masking requirements ending a period of around 600 days of mandatory indoor masking in the state. Washington didn’t put statewide mask requirements into place until late June 2020. New federal guidance calls only for indoor mask usage in areas with high COVID-19 activity.
Public Health says the county is classified at a “low COVID-19 community level” under current metrics. Continue reading