COVID-19 Update

Case Numbers Update 

At St. John: We continue to see positive COVID cases at St. John, consistent with increasing cases in the community. Following a cluster of cases in Grade 8 this week (3 or more cases in one homeroom), the School’s Covid Response is in communication with an investigation team at Public Health – Seattle & King County, and additional recommendations have been provided specifically to the Grade 8 cohort (including mask-wearing through next week and serial rapid testing). The Covid Response Team continues to track positive cases and communicate with families of positive students. Data on cases, broken down by grade-level and homeroom, is available here.   

COVID Weekly Data Dashboard (4/28-5/5) 

  • Students Tested Positive (grades preK-8): 7 
  • Staff (School and XDC) Tested Positive: 5 

In King County: King County continues to be in the “Medium Transmission” level (over 200 new cases per 100,000 people over a 7-day period), and case rates continue to increase. As of 4/30/22, case rates were 279/100k (compared to 231/100k the previous week).   

What Does the “Medium” King County Transmission Level Mean for St. John? 

There are no new restrictions or requirements currently. However, it serves as a reminder for our community to remain vigilant and to continue to use easily accessible prevention measures recommended by Public Health – including monitoring for symptoms, rapid testing, and masking – to limit spread and lower our individual and community risk. For more information on the Medium COVID-19 Community level, see the related blog from Seattle & King County Public Health. 

A Note About this Weekend’s Track Meet

With more than 130 runners and their families expected to attend the city-wide CYO track meet this Saturday, it is recommended spectators and athletes wear masks while in the stands or waiting to participate in perspective events. 

A Note About Grandparents and Special Friends Day 

For all visitors planning to attend next week’s Kindergarten-Grade 2 Grandparents and Special Friends Day, masks will be required indoors.  

Thank you for your continued commitment to the health and safety of our St. John community! Contact if you have further questions.