COVID-19 Learn to Return

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COVID-19 Information

ESD 123 is proud to partner with Washington's ESDs and 150 school districts to provide regional COVID-19 screening and testing through the state's Learn to Return program. Through Learn to Return, school-based COVID-19 testing is being offered to minimize transmission of the disease and maximize time for student learning and engagement. COVID shot and test cartoon icons

For School Districts, 2023-2024 School Year:

ESD 123’s Learn to Return program 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.

The Washington State Department of Health COVID-19 requirements have changed to recommended strategies in the updated Guidance to Prevent and Respond to COVID-19 in K-12 Schools and Child Cares. 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 will continue to be required to report test results from tests administered by the school, per the COVID-19 Point-of-Care Test Reporting for K-12 Schools.

  • Schools and childcare centers will continue to be required to report any outbreaks or suspected outbreaks of COVID-19 to their Local Health Jurisdiction.
  • 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:

Any ESD employee and/or household member who is showing symptoms or has been in close contact with anyone who has tested positive for COVID-19 is eligible for a test. 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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