IN THE EVENT OF A SCHOOL-BASED EXPOSURE

Kelso Public Schools works closely with the Department of Health (DoH) anytime someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 has been on a school campus while potentially contagious.

DoH interviews every person who tests positive for COVID-19 to determine where they have been and who they may have exposed. If someone who tested positive for COVID-19 was in a school while potentially contagious, DoH works with the school to identify students and staff who may have been exposed.

DoH will notify everyone identified as a close contact* to a COVID-19 case. Schools may also notify those students and staff identified as close contacts. All close contacts of COVID-19 cases are asked to quarantine according to the WA DOH K-12 Isolation & Quarantine Decision Trees (in Spanish and in Russian).

People in quarantine should not leave home except to seek medical care. They should not go to work, school, or childcare facilities, and they should not participate in any social or community activities.

Everyone who tests positive for COVID-19 is instructed to isolate at home until they are no longer contagious, which is typically at least 10 days from the time symptoms began.

*"Close contact" means being within 6 feet of a person with COVID-19 for about 15 minutes or more. One exception: In a classroom, masked students can be as close as 3 feet to one another before being considered close contacts. Members of a household are considered to be close contacts. Close contacts are identified by Public Health.

KSD COVID-19 DASHBOARD

Kelso School District is committed to providing a safe and secure environment for our students and staff and maintaining open and transparent communication with our families. 

This updated dashboard provides recorded positive cases of COVID-19 for students and staff beginning March 14, 2022. (Scroll down for previous dashboards. )

2021-2022 COVID-19 DASHBOARD: March 14, 2022 - EOY

POSITIVE TEST DATE

LOCATION

POSITIVE CASE(S)

OUTBREAK

3-21-22

Lexington Elementary

1

No

3-23-22

Carrolls Elementary

1

No

3-25-22

District Office

1

No

3-25-22

Coweeman Middle

1

No

3-28-22

Huntington Middle

2

No

3-31-22

Carrolls Elementary

1

No

4-1-22

Lexington Elementary

1

No

4-10-22

Barnes Elementary

1

No

4-11-22

Coweeman Middle

1

No

4-12-22

Huntington Middle

1

No

4-13-22

Lexington Elementary

1

No

4-16-22

Lexington Elementary

1

No

4-19-22

Barnes Elementary

1

No

4-20-22

Lexington Elementary

1

No

4-20-22

Carrolls Elementary

1

No

4-21-22

Coweeman Middle

1

No

4-21-22

Lexington Elementary

1

No

4-21-22

Butler Acres Elementary

1

No

4-21-22

Kelso High

1

No

4-23-22

Barnes Elementary

1

No

4-25-22

Carrolls Elementary

1

No

4-26-22

Rose Valley Elementary

1

No

4-26-22

Kelso High

1

No

4-28-22

Coweeman Middle

1

No

4-29-22

Barnes Elementary

2

No

4-29-22

Kelso High

1

No

5-2-22

Lexington Elementary

2

No

5-2-22

Barnes Elementary

1

No

5-2-22

Butler Acres Elementary

2

No

5-3-22

Barnes Elementary

1

No

5-4-22

Kelso High

1

No

5-4-22

Barnes Elementary

1

No

5-6-22

Kelso High

2

No

5-7-22

District Office

1

No

5-8-22

District Office

2

No

5-9-22

Kelso High

2

No

5-10-22

Lexington Elementary

1

No

5-11-22

Wallace Elementary

1

No

5-11-22

Coweeman Middle

1

No

5-11-22

Maintenance/Transportation

1

No

5-12-22

Coweeman Middle

1

No

5-12-22

Kelso High

1

No

5-12-22

Barnes Elementary

1

No

5-13-22

Huntington Middle

1

No

5-13-22

Kelso High

2

No

5-13-22

Maintenance/Transportation

1

No

5-14-22

District Office

1

No

5-16-22

Coweeman Middle

1

No

5-16-22

Barnes Elementary

2

No

5-17-22

Wallace Elementary

1

No

5-17-22

Butler Acres

1

No

5-17-22

Kelso High

1

No

5-17-22

Huntington Middle

1

No

5-18-22

Coweeman Middle

1

No

5-18-22

Barnes Elementary

1

No

5-18-22

Rose Valley

1

No

5-18-22

Huntington Middle

1

No

5-18-22

Lexington Elementary

2

No

5-19-22

Huntington Middle

1

No

5-19-22

District Office

1

No

5-19-22

Wallace Elementary

5

No

5-19-22

Coweeman Middle

1

No

5-19-22

Lexington Elementary

1

No

5-20-22

Huntington Middle

7

No

5-20-22

Butler Acres Elementary

2

No

5-20-22

Wallace Elementary

1

No

5-20-22

Coweeman Middle

1

No

5-21-22

Huntington Middle

1

No

5-22-22

Butler Acres Elementary

1

No

5-22-22

Coweeman Middle

1

No

5-22-22

Huntington Middle

3

No

5-22-22

Lexington Elementary

1

No

5-23-22

Coweeman Middle

1

No

5-23-22

Huntington Middle

1

No

5-23-22

Kelso High

1

No

5-23-22

Butler Acres Elementary

1

No

5-23-22

Wallace Elementary

1

No

5-23-22

Lexington Elementary

1

No

5-24-22

Wallace Elementary

1

No

5-25-22

Huntington Middle

2

No

5-25-22

Barnes Elementary

1

No

5-26-22

Huntington Middle

1

No

5-26-22

Wallace Elementary

1

No

5-27-22

Coweeman Middle

1

No

5-27-22

Huntington Middle

1

No

5-27-22

Kelso High

1

No

5-28-22

Huntington Middle

1

No

5-30-22

Barnes Elementary

1

No

5-30-22

Wallace Elementary

1

No

5-30-22

Kelso High

1

No

5-31-22

Lexington Elementary

2

No

5-31-22

Barnes Elementary

1

No

6-1-22

Wallace Elementary

1

No

6-2-22

Lexington Elementary

1

No

6-3-22

Coweeman Middle

1

No

6-3-22

Kelso High

3

No

6-3-22

Huntington Middle

2

No

6-3-22

Wallace Elementary

2

No

6-4-22

Maintenance/Transportation

1

No

6-4-22

Huntington Middle

1

No

6-6-22

Lexington Elementary

1

No

6-6-22

Kelso High

1

No

6-7-22

Barnes Elementary

1

No

6-9-22

Coweeman Middle

1

No

6-9-22

Kelso Virtual Academy

1

No

6-9-22

Lexington Elementary

1

No

6-10-22

Barnes Elementary

1

No

6-10-22

Kelso High

1

No

6-13-22

Huntington Middle

1

No

6-13-22

Lexington Elementary

4

No

6-14-22

Coweeman Middle

1

No

6-14-22

Lexington Elementary

2

No

6-14-22

Barnes Elementary

1

No

6-15-22

Huntington Middle

1

No

6-15-22

Wallace Elementary

1

No

6-15-22

Lexington Elementary

1

No

6-15-22

Kelso High

1

No

6-16-22

Lexington Elementary

1

No

6-17-22

Kelso High

1

No

6-21-22

Wallace Elementary

1

No

2021-2022 COVID-19 DASHBOARD: August 2021 - March 11, 2022

This dashboard provides: 

  • classroom or school closures recommended by Cowlitz County Department of Health due to COVID-19 activity

  • confirmed positive school-based COVID-19 cases in students 

The information below is for student school-based cases only. That means only confirmed positive COVID-19 cases that were acquired at school, as determined by Department of Health, will be shown.

WHAT IS A SCHOOL-BASED CASE?

Here are a couple of examples to help explain the difference between non-school-based and school-based exposures.

Non-School-Based Exposure Example: 
Over the weekend, a student attends a family gathering where he/she is exposed to the virus. The student attends school Monday and Tuesday and then starts feeling ill. Family gets tested and the student tests positive. This particular student's initial exposure happened outside of the school setting and therefore is considered a non-school-based exposure.

School-Based Exposure Example: 
Over the weekend, a student attends a family gathering where he/she is exposed to the virus. Student attends school Monday and Tuesday and then starts feeling ill. Family gets tested and the student tests positive. After Kelso School District is made aware of a COVID positive test result by the Department of Health, the district immediately begins contact tracing any individual that was within 3 feet in a classroom setting, for a cumulative 15 minutes of time within a 24 hours period, with the infected student while at school. Any students identified in that investigation are considered close contacts. Those close contacts are immediately removed from school and they are monitored over the next 14 days while staying at home. Any of the identified close contacts that then test positive would be considered a school-based exposure. Meaning, the close contact likely received the virus from the infected student while at school.

NOTE:  The most important methods of preventing COVID-19 include wearing face coverings, maintaining a distance of 6 feet from others, washing hands frequently, and staying home when feeling ill.

2021-2022 COVID-19 DASHBOARD

CONFIRMED POSITIVE SCHOOL-BASED STUDENT COVID-19 CASES

Date Reported

Location

Classroom or School Closure

Student Tested Positive

08-18-21 to 09-07-21

All

No

0

09-08-21

Kelso High School

No

1

09-09-21 to 09-12-21

All

No

0

09-13-21

Huntington Middle School

No

1

09-14-21

Huntington Middle School

No

1

09-14-21

Kelso High School

No

2

09-15-21

Huntington Middle School

No

1

09-15-21

Lexington Elementary

No

1

09-16-21

Kelso High School

No

1

09-22-21

Butler Acres Elementary

2 classrooms closed

1

09-23-21

Butler Acres Elementary

No

1

09-24-21

Butler Acres Elementary

No

2

09-28-21

Lexington Elementary

No

1

09-29.21

Coweeman Middle School

No

1

09-29-21

Butler Acres Elementary

1 classroom closed

1

09-30-21

Barnes Elementary

1 classroom closed

1

09-30-21

Butler Acres Elementary

No

2

09-30-21

Coweeman Middle School

No

1

10-01-21

Butler Acres Elementary

1 classroom closed

0

10-02-21

Butler Acres Elementary

No

2

10-21-21

Kelso High School

No

1

12-13-21

Kelso High School

No

1

12-14-21

Huntington Middle School

No

1

12-15-21

Kelso High School

No

1

12-15-21

Huntington Middle School

No

1

12-16-21

Huntington Middle School

No

1

1-07-22

Kelso High School

No

2

1-07-22

Lexington Elementary

No

1

1-07-22

Huntington Middle School

No

1

1-07-22

Coweeman Middle School

No

1

1-10-22

Coweeman Middle School

No

1

1-11-22

Lexington Elementary

1 classroom closed

0

1-11-22

Kelso High School

No

1

1-13-22

Wallace Elementary School

No

1

1-18-22

Kelso High School

No

1

1-18-22

Huntington Middle School

No

1

1-19-22

Wallace Elementary School

No

1

1-20-22

Coweeman Middle School

No

1

1-21-22

Huntington Middle School

No

1

1-21-22

Wallace Elementary School

No

1

1-22-22 to present

All

No

0

2020-2021 COVID DASHBOARD

CONFIRMED POSITIVE SCHOOL-BASED STUDENT COVID-19 CASES

Date Reported

Location

Classroom or School Closure Required

Student Tested Positive

06.16.21 to present

All

No

0

06.15.21

Kelso High School

No

3

05.28.21 to 06.14.21

All

No

0

05.27.21

Coweeman

No

1

11.13.20 to 05.26.21

All

No

0

11.12.20

Kelso High School

No

1

09.03.20 to 11.11.20

All

No

0