Remote Learning Continues through January 28
As announced on October 16, the Kent School District will remain in remote learning for the first semester of this year through January 28.
We made this decision primarily based on the data that the COVID activity rates in the KSD community remain higher than King County overall and continue to stay above the maximum level the Department of Health has set for when schools may safely reopen for in-person learning.
KSD Outbreak Summary from King County
We continue to monitor COVID activity data published by Public Health - Seattle & King County.
The Washington State Department of Health decision-making guidelines (PDF) indicates when COVID activity rates are at an appropriate level to transition to in-person learning and activities.
View the King County Dashboard to see COVID-19 activity for all cities within the Kent School District boundaries.
DOH Threshold for Reopening Schools
- Less than 75 positive cases per 100,000 residents over 14 days.
King County: DOH COVID-19 Activity Level High
100 is the incident rate for the 14-day period ending October 23.
- 2.6 percent of positive cases over 14 days*
City of Covington: DOH COVID-19 Activity Level High
- 97.8 positive cases per 100,000 residents over 14 days*
- 4.2 percent of positive cases over 14 days*
City of Kent: DOH COVID-19 Activity Level High
- 192.1 positive cases per 100,000 residents over 14 days*
- 6.9 percent of positive cases over 14 days*
*Data last collected from the King County Dashboard at 4:57 p.m. on October 27.
King County COVID-19 Resources
- King County COVID-19 Resources including testing information.
- Key indicators of COVID-19 activity, UPDATED DAILY (MON-FRI). This dashboard displays data on key indicators that track COVID-19 activity. King County provides tutorials on how to understand the data on their dashboards.
- Daily Summary Dashboard, UPDATED DAILY, 3:00-5:00 PM. This data dashboard shows total cases, deaths, and demographics. King County provides tutorials on how to understand the data on their dashboards.
- Visit the Public Health Insider blog for articles on COVID-19.