COVID-19 Information

ESD 123 is proud to partner with Washington's ESDs and 150 school districts to provide regional COVID-19 guidance and testing through partnership with the Washington State Department of Health. School-based COVID-19 testing is being offered to minimize transmission of the disease and maximize time for student learning and engagement.  

For School Districts, 2023-2024 School Year:

ESD 123 can support and help supply PreK-12 school districts with testing supplies and support for developing testing programs. Schools can continue to use the DOH COVID Test Ordering Portal to order COVID-19 test supplies.

Important Update
The WA DOH has announced a change to School Based COVID/Flu Testing. The DOH ordering portal will close May 2024: DOH will stop supplying tests to schools May 31, 2024, or earlier depending on the availability of resources. The DOH will not provide COVID 19 or Multiplex tests for the 2024-2025 school year.
DOH Letter to Schools

The Washington State Department of Health COVID-19 guidance has been updated to align with the CDC COVID-19 Guidance. Please see the WA DOH Updated COVID-19 Isolation Guidance K-12 Talking Points for more information. The Department of Health will continue to provide COVID-19 prevention and guidance based on existing science, strategies, and the most recent health recommendations, to protect school and childcare communities and reduce COVID-19 transmission and outbreaks. All schools and childcare programs should establish a core set of infectious disease prevention strategies as part of everyday operations. 

  • Schools and childcare centers should check with their Local Health Jurisdiction for guidance and reporting updates.
  • Schools and childcare should consider additional mitigation strategies such as masking, social distancing, sanitizing, proper hand washing, improved ventilation and testing during outbreaks or when there is a high absenteeism due to respiratory illness.
  • Employees are required to follow L&I requirements regarding COVID-19 in the workplace

For ESD 123 Employees:

Rapid COVID-19 tests are available for ESD 123 staff on site at the ESD Court Street campus in Pasco. Contact Angela Fry at [email protected].

Employees are required to follow L&I requirements regarding COVID-19 in the workplace.

What We Have to Offer

  • Starting a testing program in schools
  • COVID mitigation resources
  • Any other questions related to COVID



Angela Fry
Regional Public Health Coordinator
[email protected]
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