Two Covington Schools Closed As Precautionary Measure Related to COVID-19

Kent School District closed Kentwood HS and Covington Elem. on 3/2 and 3/3 as a precautionary measure after learning a family member of two students came into contact with a person with a confirmed case of COVID-19 and are pending test results.

While no case has been confirmed yet in Covington, it is still imperative that the public helps minimize potential risks by practicing safety measures. Here are some ways that Public Health - Seattle & King County suggest to help:

  1. Do not go to the emergency room unless essential. Emergency rooms need to be able to serve those with the most critical needs. If you have symptoms like cough, fever, or other respiratory problems, contact your regular doctor first.
  2. Stay home when sick.
  3. Practice excellent personal hygiene habits, including handwashing, coughing into tissue or elbow, avoid touching eyes, nose, or mouth.
  4. Stay away from people who are ill, especially if you are 60 and older or have underlying health conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, lung disease, or a weakened immune system.
  5. Stay informed. Information is changing frequently. Check and subscribe to Public Health's website (www.kingcounty.gov/COVID) or blog (www.publichealthinsider.com).