Covid-19 Update Center

Update & Information Center for Covid-19

Covid Communications
The Cle Elum-Roslyn School District is continuously working hard to create a safe environment for our students and staff to come to and stay in school.  As such, we have prioritized the use of protective layers of social distancing, masking, proper sanitization, and daily attestations into our daily routines.  In the spirit of transparency, but within HIPAA confidentiality laws, all reported student and staff positive cases of COVID-19 are posted below, regardless of where the COVID contraction is determined to have occurred.  The CERSD school nurses work 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 having had close contact when a positive COVID-19 case has been determined.  The Kittitas County Public Health Department then provides information related to testing and quarantine procedures all while protecting the privacy of the individuals who may test positive for COVID-19.
The graph below represents COVID-19 cases reported to the Cle Elum-Roslyn School District in 2 week increments.

The graph below is updated as positive COVID-19 cases are reported to the district. 

COVID Statistic Definitions 

Total number of positives CERSD to date:
This is the total number of positive cases of all CERSD students and staff. These are Kittitas County Health Department confirmed positive COVID-19 cases. This includes COVID data since the start of our hybrid layering process: September 21, 2020.  

Positive cases cleared to return to school:
This is the number of positive cases that have been cleared by the KCHPD to return to school from the date listed in title of the graphic. 

Number of positives requiring contact tracing:
This is decided by the KCPHD. The health department will complete a disease investigation with that positive case and the district nurse. Contact tracing needs are dependent on when the case became symptomatic, when they were last at school, and how well the mandates of social distancing and masking were met in the school setting. 

Quarantines required from contact tracing:
This number is decided by the KCPHD  after their disease investigation is completed. The health department will then notify those students or staff that quarantine is required based on close contact to a confirmed positive COVID-19 case. Private health information is not shared. Close contact is defined by the WA DOH as anyone who has been within six feet of them for 15 minutes or more while they were infectious.   

Positive cases contact traced to school exposure:
This is called secondary spread in the school district. Secondary spread is defined as the spread of disease from the source to others. This occurs frequently is families. To control the spread of disease in the community, the mandates of social distancing, masking, hygiene, cleaning, and cohorting were put in to place to control the secondary spread of disease in congregate settings such a schools. This statistic is important in evaluating the success of disease control in a congregate setting. 

District Information

Concern or question?
The Washington State Department of Health has established a hotline with a live person to address questions from the public. If you have questions about what is happening in Washington state, how the virus is spread, and what to do if you have symptoms, please call the WSDOH hotline at 1-800-525-0127 and press # then press 2. You will be connected to a live person. This hotline is open from 6:00 am until 10:00 pm and is available in English and Spanish.

Additional resources
Provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Preventions: