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,Updated April 15, 2022

Preventative Layers in Order of Effectiveness

Staying Home When Sick

  • Staying home if you have any symptoms is critical to keeping our entire community safe and helping make sure we reduce the spread of COVID-19.
  • Please do not attend school if you have any of these symptoms:
● Fever ● Recent loss of taste or smell
● Chills ● Sore throat
● Cough ● Congestion or runny nose
● Shortness of breath ● Nausea
● Fatigue ● Vomiting
● Muscle/Body aches ● Diarrhea
● Headache


  • According to the CDC and WA State Department of Health, vaccination is the most effective prevention strategy to end the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • The school will track the vaccination status of its students and staff.


  • As of April 18, 2022, masks are optional indoors and outdoors on the West Sound Academy campus.
  • West Sound Academy is a community of belonging. This means that our campus is a Judgment Free Zone, and we encourage anyone who feels more comfortable to continue wearing a mask.


  • Designated classroom windows will be open as weather permits.
  • Each classroom will have a HEPA air cleaner that cleans all the air in the room twice each hour.


Students and employees should expect to wash hands for 20 seconds with soap or use a minimum of 60% alcohol content hand sanitizer about six times per day:

  • After arrival and screening
  • Before and after meals and snacks
  • After time outside
  • After bathroom use
  • After nose blowing or sneezing
  • Before departure

Restroom Use

  • One person at a time should be in the restroom, even if it has multiple toilet stalls.
  • All of our restrooms have been designated as gender-neutral. Use whichever restroom is available and comfortable for you.
  • The bathrooms in Upper Frodel and Upper Baker are designated for faculty use only.
  • Use the towel you dry your clean hands with to turn off the faucet and open the bathroom door when leaving.

Cleaning and Disinfecting

  • The staff will maintain a regular protocol for cleaning, disinfecting, and sanitizing appropriately. In addition to our daily tasks, a more intensive, thorough clean will be done regularly.

COVID-19 Coordinator

For further questions, please contact Catherine Freeman at cfreeman@westsoundacademy.org