Glenwood School Reports First School Case of COVID-19

Goldendale, WA, October 28, 2020 – The Klickitat County Health Department (KCHD) was notified of a positive COVID-19 case at Glenwood School on October 27, 2020. The COVID-19 positive patient was tested and determined to be positive for COVID on October 27, 2020.

After an investigation, the Klickitat County Department of Health does not believe there was virus transmission at school. Out of an abundance of caution, the school is closed until next Tuesday, November 3, 2020. 

Glenwood Schools have taken all of the standard precautions during the COVID-19 pandemic in order to keep their students safe. This includes: masking for students and staff, as well as keeping desks and interactions six feet apart and encouraging washing hands frequently.

Glenwood School has had 1 positive COVID-19 case to date.

While Public Health does not believe there was transmission in school, individuals experiencing symptoms consistent with COVID-19 are encouraged to seek medical care and get tested.

You can help slow the spread of COVID-19 by wearing a face mask that covers your nose and mouth when you are in public, washing your hands, and staying home when you are sick. It is also highly recommended that the public avoid large gatherings and events even if they are hosted outside. Currently in Phase 2, the state recommendation is to not gather with more than five people outside your household per week and to wear a mask during that time. 

If you are currently experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms, please contact your primary care provider about getting tested. COVID-19 symptoms can be different for everyone but generally include some of the following: fever, chills, headache, muscle aches or pains, sore throat, sinus congestion, dry or productive cough, shortness of breath, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain or cramps, loss of smell or taste, and fatigue. Anyone with symptoms can be tested in Klickitat County by calling to make an appointment at Klickitat Valley Health, Skyline Health, or Northshore Medical Group. 

About Klickitat County Public Health
Klickitat County Public Health is always working for a safer and healthier community.  As the region’s public health leader and partner, we are committed to excellence through innovative programs, community partnerships and a fundamental dedication to promote and protect the health of all Klickitat County residents. ###
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