Hoquiam School District COVID19 Dashboard

This dashboard will be updated each weekend to reflect our current numbers of students/staff with in the Hoquiam School District that have tested Posiitve for COVID19 and those that have been directed to quarantine due to a close contact.

Current as of 10.18.21

What triggers a closure?

Superintendent Villarreal and our district’s health officer, Rhianna Culican RN, work closely with Grays Harbor Public Health to keep track of positive cases and determine close contacts. Decisions are data-driven and are based on a variety of factors including the numbers of students and/or staff testing positive, numbers of close contacts having to quarantine out of schools, and/or the rapid rate of positive cases. The guidance below was provided by GH Public Health on Sept. 22.

Classroom Closure Triggers

  • Two or more COVID-19 cases among students or staff within a 14-day period, who are epidemiologically linked, who do not share a household and did not have significant contact outside of school grounds.

Possible School Closure Triggers

  • Small School (fewer than 10 classrooms) -- If 2 or more classrooms are closed

  • Larger schools --
    If more than 10 percent of classrooms are closed
    If there is a rapid increase in cases
    If there are 2 or more generations of transmission
    If there is not enough staff for school to function


FAQ: Do close contacts have to quarantine the full 14 days?

There is now a test-to-return option that can trim the 14-day quarantine period for individual students. This option is not available when an entire classroom or school are directed to go remote.

A student may come back to school after the 7th day of quarantine with a negative result on a PCR test, which can be taken on Day 5. That is, students may return on Day 8 with proof of a negative test. This only applies to a return to the classroom. Extra-curriculars and other activities remain at 14 days.

If you want to exercise this option, it is recommended to make your appointment as soon as a quarantine is ordered as an appointment might not be available for a couple days and it can take several days for the results.

FAQ: Where can I get tested?

GH Public Health Department, Aberdeen

  • Monday-Friday 7:00 am to Noon

  • All ages, Pre-registration required

  • Results in 48 hours by text or email

  • Free, but if you have insurance you will be asked to provide it for billing.

  • Support: 1-888-702-9042

  • To make an appointment, go to www.curative.com

Rite Aid on Myrtle Street in Hoquiam

  • Monday-Sunday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

  • Ages 4 and older, Pre-registration required

  • Free, but if you have insurance you will be asked to provide it for billing.

  • To make the required appointment, visit the Hoquiam Rite Aid web page.

Summit Pacific (Elma) / Curative

  • Available 5 days a week 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

  • All ages, Pre-registration required

  • Results in 48 hours by text or email

  • Free, but if you have insurance you will be asked to provide it for billing.

  • Support: 1-888-702-9042

  • www.curative.com

Health Mart Pharmacies (Elma & McCleary)

  • All ages, Monday-Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

  • Please visit DoINeedaCOVID19Test.com to register and schedule the required appointment.

  • 1(800) 635-8611 for those with no internet & printer access

  • Free, but if you have insurance you will be asked to provide it for billing purposes.

  • Elma (360) 482-2442

  • McCleary (360) 495-0700