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This webpage includes information about the school’s COVID-19 policies and procedures for the 2022-2023 school year. Throughout the COVID-19 health outbreak, The Bush School has centered health and safety, on-campus learning, adaptability, and student wellness as guiding principles for decision making. Please check back here throughout the year for general information, announcements, and updates to the school’s COVID-19 policies and procedures.
School Wellness Coordinator

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    Happy Salinas-Santos 

    School Wellness Coordinator
    (206) 838-8814

Thursday, February 2 Message from  School Wellness Coordinator Happy Salinas-Santos

A reminder that masking is mandatory for 10 days after being a close contact of someone who has tested positive for COVID-19. It is recommended to test if you have symptoms, and test often, as many individuals will test positive after several days of symptoms. Please see our Screening Chart for more information.
Rapid COVID-19 tests are readily available at the school should you need more tests. The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) released an official approval for the use of expired tests so long as the line next to the “C” printed on the test cartridge shows up when the specimen is added. If the quality control process fails, you should discard the entire box of tests. Additionally, please contact me should your student test positive for COVID-19, as I must report these cases to the DOH. If you have any questions about the school's COVID-19 policies please reach out to me at happy.salinas-santos@bush.edu.

2022-2023 COVID-19 Information

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  • Contact Tracing

    Updated Friday, October 7
    With COVID-19 infection rates in King County on the decline, The Bush School has decided to make a change to our current policy regarding contact tracing. Starting Tuesday, October 11, we will no longer conduct individual contact tracing for each positive COVID-19 case in our community.

    The school has proceeded through the pandemic with caution and this change follows the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) K-12 requirements, which removed the school requirement for contact tracing on Friday, August 5. In order to keep our community informed of the active cases currently at the school, starting Saturday, October 15, a dashboard will be posted on our COVID-19 webpage and updated on the first and fifteenth of each month.  

    Though we know we are not out of this pandemic, we are grateful that we are moving closer to SARS-CoV2 being endemic. We encourage everyone to continue to protect themselves by masking when exposed to the virus, testing repeatedly when symptomatic, and staying up-to-date on vaccines, including the COVID-19 Bivalent booster. We will be holding another COVID-19 Bivalent booster and flu vaccine clinic on Sunday, October 23 (more details to follow). Free at-home rapid antigen COVID-19 tests are available for anyone in the community to take at leisure (available in each Division Assistant’s Office, the School Wellness Office, and the Main Office).
    NOTE: We may decide to alter these policies based on local conditions and in the event of a school-wide outbreak.
  • COVID-19 Screening Chart

    The Bush School will follow the CDC guidelines in regards to quarantine when exposed and isolation when infected. 
    Click here for the updated Screening Chart 
  • Mask Policy

    Masks will continue to be optional both indoors and outdoors on campus and on school-approved activities off-campus.
  • Quarantine Policy

    The Bush School will follow the CDC guidelines in regards to quarantine when exposed and isolation when infected.
  • Testing Protocols

    The Bush School has ended the  scheduled school-wide surveillance testing, however reserves the right to reimplement surveillance testing for school-sponsored overnight trips, during known peak infection times (i.e. for two weeks after any school breaks) or any outbreaks or evidence of increasing cases in the community.  

    Rapid antigen and individual PCR testing will still be done on any symptomatic student and will be made available to anyone in the community who requests it. Please contact Happy Salinas-Santos to arrange for testing if needed.
  • Vaccination Policy

    For the 2022-2023 school year, we have removed the SARS-COV2 Vaccine requirement, and still encourage everyone that is eligible to obtain and stay up-to-date with their vaccinations.  We will follow the CDC guidelines in regards to quarantine when exposed and isolation when infected.  
  • Visitors and Volunteer Policy

    (updated March 14, 2022)

    Parents/guardians who come onto campus to volunteer or to visit are required to adhere to the mask policy as outlined above.  

    Unvaccinated visitors (vendors, speakers, contractors, etc.) that are not members of the school community will still need to wear masks indoors.
The Bush School is an independent, coeducational day school located in Seattle, WA enrolling 710 students in grades K–12. The mission of The Bush School is to spark in students of diverse backgrounds and talents a passion for learning, accomplishment, and contribution to their communities.

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