Beginning this week, Eatonville Middle School is closed and classes taking place through distance learning following several COVID-19 cases reported at the school. All school athletics and activities cancelled until further notice. Administrators are working with the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department to investigate the cases and are consulting published guidance from the Washington State Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, according to a letter sent to parents. The tentative reopening date is Oct. 11.
Parents are advised to monitor their children for COVID-19 signs and symptoms. On average, symptoms develop about five days after exposure but can appear between two and 14 days. Parents whose children develop symptoms should immediately notify the school at COVIDresponse@eatonvilleschools.org and contact a heath care provider. For more information, visit tpchd.org/coronavirus.
The school district continues to provide free testing for all students and staff. In addition to schools, tests will be administered from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Eatonville School District Maintenance Office, 203 Lynch St. W. Register at https://www.eatonville.wednet.edu/departments/health-services/coronavirus/curative-testing. Results will be available within 48 and 72 hours .