Updated August 2022
Lakeside is following Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines for isolation protocols. Students who test positive for COVID need to follow the health and safety procedures recommended by the CDC. Please note that Lakeside protocols may change if public health guidelines change.
If a Lakeside student tests positive for COVID-19:
- The student must isolate for five days, regardless of vaccination status. The CDC states that a person who tests positive for COVID must isolate for five days. For example, if a student tests positive on Thursday, they must isolate until the following Tuesday.
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org to receive a remote learning plan. Only students who have tested positive for COVID and are well enough to engage in classes receive remote learning plans. Students who are sick should focus on resting and regaining their health.
- The student should take an antigen test the evening of their fifth day in isolation. Please note: Results from this test do not need to be emailed to Lakeside.
- If a student tests negative after five days of isolation, they may return to school without a mask.
- If a student continues to test positive after five days of isolation and they are asymptomatic, they may return to campus, taking the precautions below.
- If a student continues to test positive after five days of isolation and is fever-free for 24 hours (without the use of fever-reducing medication) and their symptoms are improving, they may return to campus, taking the precautions below.
- Once they return to school, a student must take the following precautions until they receive a negative antigen test:
- Wear a high-quality and well-fitting mask at all times. N95 and KN95 masks are strongly encouraged.
- Be extremely careful to practice personal safety measures (washing hands, distancing, etc.).
Contact your medical provider if you have questions about your student’s health. If you have any questions about COVID isolation and quarantine, please call King County’s COVID-19 Call Center between 8 a.m – 7 p.m. at 206-477-3977. Interpreters are available.