Washington state public schools are required to follow the authority of their local health boards under chapter 70.05 RCW. Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have adhered to the guidance of the DOH, the Snohomish Health District, and OSPI. These authorities are the experts in public health, and LSSD will continue to adhere to their guidance.
We acknowledge that safety measures—including masks—can be inconvenient and frustrating. We are eager to do all we can to get our community safely to the end of this pandemic and back to “better than normal.” We will continue to provide updates as we receive them.