Mukilteo Schools Close Mariner High And Discovery Elementary For Cleaning

March 2, 2020

Everett

This in from Mukilteo Schools:

Mukilteo

These are the only Mukilteo Schools closed today.

Last night we learned a parent of a Mariner High School student was diagnosed with the Coronavirus, or COVID-19, yesterday. The Mariner student is not showing any symptoms, but will be quarantined at home and monitored for 14 days as recommended by the Snohomish Health District. The student also visited Discovery Elementary School last week. As a precaution for the health of our staff, students and their families, we are closing both Mariner High School and Discovery Elementary School today, March 2, to allow the custodial team to do some deep cleaning and disinfecting. All school, athletic and other afterschool activities at Mariner and Discovery are cancelled for Monday. The bus from Mariner to ACES High School will still be available.

All other schools will remain open and custodial teams will continue cleaning procedures outlined by the Washington State Department of Health.

It’s important to remember that this virus does not discriminate based on race or ethnicity and neither should we. Please speak up if you see or hear any harassing or stigmatizing behavior. We’ve shared with families that if their child experiences or witnesses any such behavior at school, they should tell a teacher or the school principal. King County has a helpful anti-stigmatization website.

We’ll keep you informed of any updates. What we learn about the virus is evolving almost daily and we will continue to work with local and regional health authorities to stay informed. In the meantime, please remember those simple preventative measures to help stop the spread of germs, including COVID-19:

Prevent:

  • Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands
  • Avoid contact with people who are sick
  • Stay home while sick and avoid close contact with others
  • Cover mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing, then throw the tissue in the trash and wash hands

 

Stay informed:
If you’re interested in learning more about COVID-19 or getting updates, both the Snohomish Health District website and Washington State Department of Health website are full of information and offer subscription-based newsletters and alerts.



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