Everett Schools Adopting Shorter Quarantine Program And “Test To Stay” – Pausing All Volunteers

January 13, 2022

Everett Schools

In an announcement out late Thursday afternoon the Everett School District said due to an increase in the COVID Omicron variant in the community, they are pausing all volunteers in Everett schools for two weeks (until February 1, 2022).

New word out to parents in the Everett School District on changes to quarantine length for COVID-19 contacts and adoption of a policy that will bring more testing on-site at school buildings in the district.

Here is a letter sent home today about changes in the isolation and quarantine protocols.
2022.01.13 COVID quarantine protcols

In addition, here’s initial information on “Test to Stay”

Everett Public Schools will be implementing a “Test to Stay” program, which will enable students and staff to get tested in the school buildings. We are currently waiting for the test kits to arrive but anticipate them in the next two weeks. As you know, test kits are in short supply and high demand.

We will communicate more about the Test to Stay program shortly. Prior to any child participating in “Test to Stay”, a consent form must be completed by their parent or guardian. We are pleased this step will enable staff and students who are healthy to return to the classroom sooner.

For more resources, please visit the COVID webpage for frequently asked questions, our COVID dashboard and the family COVID handbook. Thank you again for supporting your child’s education and for being patient as we adjust to changing health parameters.



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