A progress report regarding our ongoing efforts to provide access to student COVID testing and maintain a safe environment for students
and faculty to stay in school during the Omicron wave and beyond.
On January 7th, 2022, the state of Washington’s Department of Health updated its COVID requirements and guidance for K-12 schools. As
such, there are updates to Villa’s COVID isolation and quarantine policies. We also wanted to share our progress in providing diagnostic and
screening COVID testing at Villa.
On January 4th, 2022, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) updated and clarified the recent changes that they instituted for isolation
and quarantine when a person has COVID (isolation required) or is in close contact with a person who tested positive for COVID-19
(quarantines sometimes required).
If we have learned anything from the last fourteen months of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is that plans, protocols and policies will change on a regular and frequent basis. With this reality as context, I want to give you a sense of what the start of the 2021 - 2022 academic year will look like as of June 25, 2021.