Current Covid-19 Reopening/Safety Plans and Information

When there is a positive COVID 19 case, ESD works together with the Kittitas County Public Health Department to implement contact tracing and the notification of any student or staff member who is identified as a close contact. The Kittitas County Public Health Department provides the information related to testing and quarantine procedures. Previously letters were sent to all families when a positive case occurred. These letters were sent out so that stakeholders could see the process that is in place within ESD for when there is a positive case of COVID 19 while students are at school. We have heard parents are currently receiving many different emails and Blackboard messages, and the process of putting this information on the website will be a more efficient way of displaying this information. In the spirit of transparency, as of October 27, 2020, reported positive cases of COVID 19 (while at school within ESD) will be posted on this page. Protecting the privacy of the individuals who may test positive for COVID 19 in the future, remains a priority.

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Reopening Plan

 

Ellensburg School District Reopening Plan (Español)

Current Covid-19 Communications

November 25, 2020

  • Two Cases: Morgan Middle School: All those considered a "Close Contact" have been notified by the Kittitas County Public Health Office. This case was due to exposure to COVID-19 outside of the school. No further action is necessary.
  • Four Cases: Ellensburg High School: All those considered a "Close Contact" have been notified by the Kittitas County Public Health Office. This case was due to exposure to COVID-19 outside of the school. No further action is necessary.
  • Four Cases: Mt. Stuart Elementary: All those considered a "Close Contact" have been notified by the Kittitas County Public Health Office. This case was due to exposure to COVID-19 outside of the school. No further action is necessary.

November 23, 2020

  • One Case: Ellensburg High School: All those considered a "Close Contact" have been notified by the Kittitas County Public Health Office. This case was due to exposure to COVID-19 outside of the school. No further action is necessary.

November 20, 2020

  • Two Cases: Morgan Middle School: All those considered a "Close Contact" have been notified by the Kittitas County Public Health Office. This case was due to exposure to COVID-19 outside of the school. No further action is necessary.

November 16, 2020

  • One Case: Morgan Middle School: All those considered a "Close Contact" have been notified by the Kittitas County Public Health Office. This case was due to exposure to COVID-19 outside of the school. No further action is necessary.

November 13, 2020

  • One Case: Lincoln: All those considered a "Close Contact" have been notified by the Kittitas County Public Health Office. This case was due to exposure to COVID-19 outside of the school. No further action is necessary.

November 12, 2020

  • One Case: Mt. Stuart: All those considered a "Close Contact" have been notified by the Kittitas County Public Health Office. This case was due to exposure to COVID-19 outside of the school. No further action is necessary.

November 3, 2020

  • One Case: Ellensburg High School: All those considered a "Close Contact" have been notified by the Kittitas County Public Health Office. This case was due to exposure to COVID-19 outside of the school. No further action is necessary.

November 2, 2020

  • One Case: Mt. Stuart: All those considered a "Close Contact" have been notified by the Kittitas County Public Health Office. This case was due to exposure to COVID-19 outside of the school. No further action is necessary.
  • One Case: Morgan Middle School: All those considered a "Close Contact" have been notified by the Kittitas County Public Health Office. This case was due to exposure to COVID-19 outside of the school. No further action is necessary.

October 29, 2020

  • One Case: Ellensburg High School: All those considered a "Close Contact" have been notified by the Kittitas County Public Health Office. This case was due to exposure to COVID-19 outside of the school. No further action is necessary.

October 28, 2020

  • Three Total Cases: Morgan Middle School: There were three individual cases at MMS. All those considered a "Close Contact" have been notified by the Kittitas County Public Health Office. These cases were due to exposure to COVID-19 outside of the school. A letter to MMS and EHS (EHS letter sent out on October 29, 2020) parents and staff was sent home, due to one of these cases having had contact at both of these schools. No further action is necessary.
  • One Case: Lincoln Elementary School: All those considered a "Close Contact" have been notified by the Kittitas County Public Health Office. This case was due to exposure to COVID-19 outside of the school. No further action is necessary.

October 9th - 26th, 2020

  • Between the dates of October 9th and October 26th, there were five individual positive cases of COVID-19 at schools within ESD. Staff and parents have already been notified concerning each of these incidents. These cases were due to exposure to COVID-19 outside of the school. No further action was necessary.

Additional Resources

Building Specific Reopening Plans