On February 17, Governor Inslee announced that the statewide indoor mask mandate will be lifted on March 21.
We understand that staff and families may have concerns and questions about the announcement; however, school districts do not have any additional information about the governor’s announcement at this time.
The Washington State Department of Health is expected to release updated guidance for schools in the coming weeks, which may include revisions to other mitigation measures such as contact tracing requirements. Our school district leaders will review these guidelines when they are released and share information as soon as possible thereafter.
Many details still need to be understood and worked out before schools implement changes to masking policies. The state continues to require masks to be worn in schools across the state until March 21.
We appreciate your continued patience and understanding.