CORONAVIRUS: Gatewood Elementary cases lead to masking recommendation

Thanks for the early-morning forward. As happened at West Seattle HS a month ago, Gatewood Elementary is recommending mask-wearing because of “multiple COVID cases.” Here’s the note Gatewood principal Kyna Hogg sent:

Dear Gatewood Elementary Families,

There have been multiple positive COVID-19 cases identified at Gatewood Elementary. At this time, the district is recommending that all students and teachers wear a mask for the next 10 calendar days starting today to help prevent further transmission of COVID-19.

Please talk with your child [Monday] evening about wearing a mask at school, and if you are able to, please send your child to school with a mask. We also have masks available at school for any child who needs one.

Our goal is to keep as many students learning in-person as possible while maintaining a safe environment. To help do that, we ask that you please monitor your child for COVID-19 symptoms and keep them home if they are sick.  

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out.

The district’s COVID dashboard is here.

2 Replies to "CORONAVIRUS: Gatewood Elementary cases lead to masking recommendation"

  • LT March 14, 2023 (8:20 am)

    Want to remind people who may not realize that the PCR testing site at Southwest Pool is still active. This has been a real gift to our family when we had one family member test positive but no one else. We have just been doing walk up because we’re already in their system and turnaround time has generally been about 12 hours.

  • Bandana March 14, 2023 (6:57 pm)

    I have an ample supply of N95 masks that I would happily donate. 

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