COVID-19 Update

Thursday, 04/07/22 

Case Numbers Update 

At St. John: We have seen a significant decrease in the past 7 days in the number of positive COVID cases at St. John. Data on cases, broken down by grade-level and homeroom, is available here. Since the last NewsViews post on March 31, there have been a total of 3 cases reported to the school. 

COVID Weekly Data Dashboard (4/1-4/7) 

  • Students Tested Positive (grades PreK-8): 2 
  • Staff (School and XDC) Tested Positive: 1 

In King County: 53 new cases per 100K residents over 7-day period ending 3/15/22 was the lowest point since the beginning of 2022. Since that time cases have been slowly increasing but continue to remain in the “low transmission” category: 110/100K in the 7-day period ending 4/2/22.  

Protocol Changes  

Here is a link to the document that went out to all families on Tuesday, summarizing the changes to our COVID protocols. If you have any questions, please contact the COVID Response Team at

Easter Holiday (Spring Break) Recommendations 

The school has heard from many students and families who have plans to travel over the Easter holidays. As we all know COVID may be acquired while traveling or gathering with others outside of your households. There are two effective, easily accessible measures our community can take, recommended by Public Health, to decrease the likelihood of spread: masking and rapid antigen testing. As such: 

  • Please have your student(s) rapid test before school on Monday, 4/25, AND 3-5 days after returning from travel or after having gathered with households outside of school 
  • Test kits are available to pick up from Mrs. Q. in the main office anytime before the Easter Holidays
  • Test kits are also available free from WA State (10 tests per month)  
  • Please use your best judgment regarding sending your student(s) to school in a mask for the week following the break (factors to consider may be travel, possible close contact with a COVID+ case, attending large gatherings, vaccination status, increased concern for COVID exposure to your student during the school’s post-break period, and whether or not your student has had COVID within the last 90 days) 

Thank you for your patience as we navigate these changes and for your continued commitment to the health and safety of our St. John community!