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COVID-19 Report Card

LAST UPDATE: Oct. 12, 2020

Kennewick School District (KSD) is posting data provided by the Benton-Franklin Health District (BFHD) on confirmed cases of COVID-19 in school district buildings. KSD works closely with BFHD to implement safety recommendations and protocols when there is a confirmed case of COVID-19 among staff and students.

When there is a confirmed case, BFHD determines if there was “close contact” and does any necessary contact tracing and notifications. The health department defines “close contact” as anyone who was not wearing a mask and maintaining a 6-foot distance around others for more than 15 minutes.

COVID-19 Positive Data reported  includes enrolled students and staff who are physically present in the building(s) or on school grounds in any capacity, including in-person learning, hybrid learning, etc. 

Benton-Franklin Health District COVID-19 Dashboard (NOTE: Click through to pg. 2 of the graph to view the latest 14-day rate per 1,000 people)

Benton-Franklin Health District COVID-19 Reporting Guidance for Schools - Flow Chart

Total Number of Staff Members: 2,451

Total Number of Students Enrolled In Hybrid Learning: 17,997

Total On-Site Persons Testing Positive (Staff and Students)

This Week
(From 10/12 to 10/18)

Last Two Weeks
(From 09/28 to 10/11)

Total Confirmed
(Since 8/26/2020)
1 6 15

On-Site Persons Testing Positive

Date Reported

Classroom or Building Closure Required? Staff Tested Positive Student Tested Positive
 08/26/2020  Amon Creek Elementary No 1
 09/02/2020  Amistad Elementary No 1
 09/04/2020  Kamiakin High No 1
 09/05/2020  Southgate Elementary No 1
 09/14/2020  Highlands Middle School No 1
09/24/2020 Fuerza Elementary No 1
09/25/2020 Eastgate Elementary No 1
09/29/2020 Southridge High No 1
10/05/2020 Highlands Middle School No
10/07/2020 Kamiakin High No 2
10/10/2020 Westgate Elementary No 1
10/10/2020 Kennewick High  No 2
10/12/2020 Park Middle School No 1

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COVID-19 Testing

One of the best ways to decrease the spread of COVID-19 is to get tested. Getting tested does NOT increase the amount of disease in our community. Adequate testing allows for early identification of cases, quick isolation and decreases transmission rates. For the latest information about testing sites and available free testing, check the Benton-Franklin Health District website.

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COVID-19 Resources

Kennewick School District Phased Safe Start Plan Chart
Benton and Franklin Counties Guidance for Reopening to Classroom Instruction (9/14/2020)
Benton-Franklin Health District School Re-Opening Recommendations Letter (9/14/2020)
FERPA and Coronavirus Frequently Asked Questions

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COVID-19 Notifications

COVID-19 Notifications of Reported Positive Cases
When the school district receives notice of a confirmed case of COVID-19 for a staff member or student in one of its buildings, the school district will notify the school/building staff and families at that location by email as soon as possible. The school district will also post information about confirmed cases on this page.

Close Contact and Contact Tracing
The Benton-Franklin Health District is responsible for identifying “close contacts” and contact tracing for confirmed cases of COVID-19. For COVID-19, a close contact is defined as any individual who was within 6 feet of an infected person for at least 15 minutes (with or without a mask).

Classroom or School Closure
If it may be necessary to temporarily close a classroom or school for cleaning and sanitizing. If this occurs, families and staff will be notified and further information will be provided about how classes will be conducted during that time.

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