Friday coronavirus school closures in Puget Sound region

Mar 6, 2020, 5:45 AM | Updated: 2:58 pm
Coronavirus school closures...
(Hazen High School, Facebook)
(Hazen High School, Facebook)

Friday saw a handful of school closures related to the coronavirus.

Check the full list from the state

The University of Washington has announced that starting Monday, March 9, all classes and exams will be conducted remotely until the end of the quarter on March 20.

Seattle University classes and exams will also not be held in person as of Monday, March 9, through the remainder of winter quarter. Pending further announcements, courses at the School of Law will be delivered remotely and no in-person classes will be held through Friday, March 27.

Mariner High School is closed Friday after a family member of a student was diagnosed with coronavirus. The student is not showing any symptoms themselves, but will be quarantined at home and monitored for the next two weeks.

The school’s custodial team will spend Friday and the weekend deep cleaning and disinfecting buildings.

All Northshore School District schools remain closed, and could stay that way for the next couple weeks, after a Woodmoor Elementary School parent volunteer tested presumptive positive for the virus.

The district said it’ll monitor the situation and health department recommendations. Parents can expect plans to transition instruction to remote learning starting Monday. The closure affects 33 schools and over 23,000 students. Staff members trained Tuesday for remote learning.

After closing Thursday, Monroe School District schools have reopened Friday, after a pair of students at Fryelands Elementary tested negative for coronavirus.

Read more about all of the cases in Washington state

Hazen High School remains closed, opting to shut down for the remainder of the week to investigate if anybody came into contact with an ill student. All other Renton schools remain open on regular schedules.

Eastside Preparatory in Kirkland has decided it doesn’t want to take any risks, shutting its doors through the rest of March and having its students attend class remotely.

Seattle Public Schools announced Thursday that it will keep schools open, “per Public Health recommendations.”

Local News

king county, omicron...
MyNorthwest Staff

King County omicron patient did not report recent travel, suggesting local spread

King County public health shared more information about the local omicron case. The patient did not travel recently and is experiencing mild illness.
1 day ago
Daylight Saving Time, Standard Time...
Nick Bowman

New bill to keep Washington in standard time provides way around need for federal approval

After two years of waiting, state lawmakers will soon consider a proposal to keep Washington in standard time year-round.
1 day ago
Tacoma single family zoning...
Nick Bowman

Tacoma approves landmark bill doing away with single-family zoning label

Tacoma City Council voted Tuesday to approve the first phase of its ambitious "Home in Tacoma" plan to reimagine single-family zoning. 
1 day ago
Tukwila shooting...
KIRO 7 News Staff

Teen hurt, baby in critical condition after Tukwila shooting

A teenage boy and a toddler are in the hospital after they were shot in Tukwila early Wednesday.
1 day ago
Kshama Sawant recall...
Nick Bowman

Late tallies likely to take Kshama Sawant recall vote down to the wire

A recall vote for Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant will likely come all the way down to the wire when it's all said and done.
1 day ago
Kshama Sawant recall, Recall Sawant...
MyNorthwest Staff

Gap narrows in attempt to recall Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant

Results have narrowed in an attempt to recall Seattle District 3 Councilmember Kshama Sawant. The no votes closed the gap with 49.69%. The recall effort sits at 50.31% -- just 246 votes apart.
2 days ago

Sponsored Articles


COVID Vaccine is a Game-Changer for Keeping our Kids Healthy

Snohomish Health District SPONSORED — Cheers to the parents and guardians who keep their kids safe and healthy. The dad who cooks a meal with something green in it, even though he’s tired and drive-thru burgers were tempting. The mom who calms down the little one who loudly and resolutely does NOT want to brush […]
Experience Anacortes

Coastal Christmas Celebration Week in Anacortes

With minimal travel time required and every activity under the sun, Anacortes is the perfect vacation spot for all ages.

Delayed-Onset PTSD: Signs and Symptoms

Lakeside-Milam Recovery Centers SPONSORED — You’re probably familiar with post-traumatic stress disorder. Often abbreviated as PTSD, this condition is diagnosed when a person experiences a set of symptoms for at least a month after a traumatic event. However, for some people, these issues take longer to develop. This results in a diagnosis of delayed-onset PTSD […]

Medicare open enrollment ends Dec. 7. Free unbiased help is here!

Washington State Office of the Insurance Commissioner SPONSORED — Medicare’s Open Enrollment Period, also called the Annual Election Period, is Oct. 15 to Dec. 7. During this time, people enrolled in Medicare can: Switch from Original Medicare to a Medicare Advantage plan and vice versa. Join, drop or switch a Part D prescription drug plan, […]

How to Have a Stress-Free Real Estate Experience

The real estate industry has adapted and sellers are taking full advantage of new real estate models. One of which is Every Door Real Estate.
IQ Air

How Poor Air Quality Is Affecting Our Future Athletes

You cannot control your child’s breathing environment 100% of the time, but you can make a huge impact.
Friday coronavirus school closures in Puget Sound region