Communicable diseases are a fact of life in school settings. Our school district follows best practices and recommendations regarding the prevention of these diseases from the Whatcom County Health and Community Services, the Washington State Department of Health, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). During instances when specific diseases are present or likely to be present, extra precautions may be implemented. Updates regarding those instances can be accessed on this page. 

Varicella (Chickenpox)
Chickenpox is a highly contagious disease that can cause an itchy, blister-like rash. Chickenpox is usually a mild illness, but it can be serious for babies, teenagers, pregnant women and those with weakened immune systems.

Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a viral disease cause by the SARS-CoV-2 virus. COVID-19 most often causes respiratory symptoms, but symptom severity and presentation can vary from person to person.