Many Schools Shut Down in Washington As Coronavirus Victims Increase

Many Schools Shut Down in Washington As Coronavirus Victims Increase

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Many Schools Shut Down in Washington As Coronavirus Victims Increase

Kentwood High School (Kent, WA) and Covington Elementary School in the state of Washington are closed on Monday as the number coronavirus infections rises in the United States.

A parent of two Kentwood High School students is being tested for the coronavirus after experiencing flu-like symptoms, according to a statement on the school's website. The parent was recently at a local health care center where other cases of coronavirus had been confirmed.

Another member of this family, who is not showing any flu-like symptoms, works at Covington Elementary School. The family is currently self quarantined at home. On Monday the custodial staff will begin thoroughly cleaning and disinfecting both schools, which could take more than one day.

Colville School District
All school in the Colville School District are closed Monday, according to the school district.

Jackson High School (Mill Creek, WA), Gateway Middle School and Heatherwood Middle School

The three schools will be closed Monday according to an announcement posted on the Everett Public Schools website. A student at Jackson High School was confirmed to have the virus on Friday.

Lake Washington Institute of Technology (Kirkland, WA)

The Lake Washington Institute of Technology said on its website that the school "will be closed on Monday, March 2 and Tuesday, March 3, to continue disinfecting and cleaning the campus."

Late last week, 16 nursing students and a faculty member visited the Life Care Center in Kirkland, a nursing facility connected to six cases of coronavirus, including one death.

Schools will remain closed until test results return for a person suspected of having the virus, it added: "Testing could take from 1-3 days."



                                     
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