Covid Community Standards
Inglemoor Cooperative Preschool COVID-19 Community Standards
The safety of our families and staff is our highest priority. We are asking all families to
agree to a set of community standards. If you feel you are unable to meet these
standards, please contact your class coordinator or teacher prior to the start of school.
We cannot create a standard for every situation that our families will encounter this
year. In addition to these standards, we encourage you to continually have open, honest
conversations with your class about precautions, exposure, and risk.
Follow Current WA State Guidelines
Our families will each do their best to follow the current Washington State Guidelines as
outlined by the Governor. This includes (but is not limited to) guidance on public face
coverings, recreation, gatherings, and travel. We recognize that guidelines may change.
Current guidelines can be found at Coronavirus.wa.gov and will be sent out by your
class coordinator when significant changes are announced by the Governor.
Voluntary Self-isolation after High Risk Activities
Our families will voluntarily self-isolate for 10 days after taking part in high risk activities.
High risk activities include, but are not limited to, activities not permitted per the current
WA State Guidelines, attending large social gatherings (gathering in groups larger
approved in WA State Guidelines), travel by plane/train (see below), and interaction with
a person who is known or suspected to have COVID-19. Please note that current
guidelines indicate that a negative COVID-19 test does not eliminate the need for
Domestic Travel: Unvaccinated travelers (i.e. students) will wear a mask while
traveling, social distance, and wash hands or use hand sanitizer frequently. Upon return
home, get a viral test 3-5 days after travel AND may not return to school for 7 days. If
the test is negative, they may return to school 7 days after travel. If no test is completed
they may return to school 10 days after travel. Vaccinated travelers will wear a mask
while traveling, social distance and wash hands often using sanitizer frequently. After
travel, self monitor for symptoms, isolate (themselves and their student) and get tested
if symptoms develop.
International Travel: Unvaccinated travelers The CDC does not recommend
international travel for unvaccinated persons at this time. If you must travel, wear a
mask while traveling, social distance, and wash hands or use hand sanitizer frequently.
Upon return home, get a viral test 3-5 days after travel AND may not return to school for
7 days. If the test is negative, they may return to school 7 days after travel. If no test is
completed they may return to school 10 days after travel. Vaccinated travelers will wear
a mask while traveling, social distance and wash hands often using sanitizer frequently.
Before arriving back in the U.S. must have a negative COVID test 3 days before travel.
After travel, get a viral test 3-5 days after travel and self monitor for symptoms, isolate
(themselves and their student) and get tested if symptoms develop.
Vigilant Monitoring of Family Health
Our families will be vigilant about monitoring their health and wellbeing. Each family is
different, and parents know the “normal” state of health of their members. Since
COVID-19 presents in many ways, if a family member feels unwell, we ask that you
follow this guideline:
The CDC recognizes COVID-19 symptoms as:
· Fever of 100.4 degrees or above
· Sore throat
· Congestion or runny nose
· Shortness of breath and/or difficulty breathing
· Muscle or body aches
· Nausea or vomiting
If anyone in your household experiences COVID-19 symptoms, we ask that they seek
appropriate medical care, regardless of that person's vaccination status. If the child
and/or working parent has any of the above symptoms, you must abstain from class for
10 days from the start of symptoms. If you have not had a known COVID-19 exposure,
you may resume in-person activities within the 10 days if you can present a negative
COVID-19 test result for the person experiencing symptoms.
If ANY household member is experiencing fever, loss of taste, and/or 2 or more
symptoms, that member must be tested prior to the student and the working parent’s
return to class.
A single symptom (except for fever or new loss of smell/taste) for less than 24 hours
that resolves does not require testing and can return 24 hours after symptoms have
For a known COVID-19 exposure, a 10 day quarantine period is required for any
unvaccinated persons. Vaccinated persons who are symptom-free may come to class
but are asked to get tested 5 days after exposure.
Rapid tests performed by a medical professional are acceptable when symptoms are
present. However, if there is a known exposure, you must get a PCR test at the
appropriate time period past exposure (5 days).
Your class coordinator and teacher will help ensure that your classroom responsibilities
ICP will follow the CDC guidelines for return to school following COVID-19 symptoms,
positive test results, and/or a known COVID-19 exposure. Due to the rapidly changing
guidelines related to COVID-19 with new variants, testing abilities, and ongoing
research available, the ICP executive board and teachers may make adjustments to
these standards to ensure safety and stability of our school community.
If an illness is extended, such as a long cold or cough, or if your family suffers from
regular conditions (seasonal allergies, etc.), please contact your class coordinator and
teacher to make a plan for how best to participate in the school activities.
Disclosure of Confirmed COVID-19 Illness or Exposure
Our families will inform their class coordinator and/or teacher within 24 hours of a
household member receiving a positive COVID-19 test, and if the family is informed of a
potential exposure by public health authority and/or medical providers. This is important
to ensure that ICP is able to do our own contact tracing. The identity of your family will
be kept confidential; however, we will be disclosing any positive COVID-19 tests to the
larger ICP community. These disclosures will follow the same protocol as other
infectious disease exposures (hand/foot/mouth disease, flu, etc.).