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New and Updated COVID-19 Guidance for Fall 2022

Dear Riverview Parents, Students, Staff, and Families,

Washington State Department of Health recently updated its COVID-19 school and child care guidance on August 5, 2022. Following these safety measures reduces the spread of COVID-19. This communication further explains how the updated guidance impacts your family and the greater Riverview community.

Health and Safety Requirements for this Fall:

These requirements are in place for all public and private K-12 schools and child care facilities in Washington state. Schools and childcare facilities are required by state law to follow these guidelines.

To reduce the spread of COVID-19, we will continue to offer free COVID-19 testing for staff and students at the district office, Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m., and Mondays and Wednesdays from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Households are encouraged to test as needed at home. In Washington state, you can receive free self-tests from the Say Yes! COVID Test program. Most insurance covers the costs of up to eight (8) self-tests per individual per month.

COVID-19 vaccinations remain the best protection for everyone against hospitalization and severe disease from COVID-19. The COVID-19 vaccine is now available for children 6 months and older. Booster doses are also available for children 5 years or older. You are encouraged to vaccinate your children if they are eligible, in consultation with your health care provider.

You can reach out to your school nurse for help or more information. We look forward to continuing to provide safe and healthy spaces for our students and staff when they return this fall.


Molly Lutz Director of Student Services

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