If you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms and are unsure what to do, please see the WA State Department of Health Decision Tree for guidance.

Snohomish County Health created a handy symptoms comparison chart for schools and families to reference. Just because it says rare does not mean it can’t happen!

FREE COVID tests from Fed Gov

Beginning Monday, every U.S. household can again order four free COVID-19 rapid tests delivered directly to their home. https://www.covid.gov/tests, Before throwing out “Expired” tests, check if your COVID-19 kits’ expiration dates have been extended.

Schools and childcare are required to report COVID-19 outbreaks

  • FIVE or more confirmed or suspected cases among a cohort in 7 days OR
  • Multiple COVID cases from positive tests comprising at least 20% of a cohort (students, teachers, or staff within a specified core group) within 7 days.
  • Outbreaks must be reported to your local health department.

Contact WFIS if you need help interpreting what your county’s requirements.


There is no school or childcare requirement for COVID-19 vaccine. Washington State provides all recommended vaccines at no cost for children through age 18 including the COVID-19 Vaccines via the Childhood Vaccine Program.