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COVID-19 Health and Safety Protocols and Guidelines

During the 2021-2022 school year, we have returned to full-time, in-person school five days a week. The COVID-19 Health and Safety Plan in the Peninsula School District is based on and follows current guidance from local, state, and federal health authorities. The safety of our staff and our students is our top priority.






PSD COVID-19 Guidance Matrix 

Click here to view a table matrix document. The guidance and options provided in the matrix outline steps for a staff member or student who becomes ill at school or while at home. 

Haga clic aquí para ver la matriz en español. (Click here to view the matrix in Spanish.) 



Test to Stay Program

The Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department's Test To Stay Program provides an opportunity for our staff and students after being exposed to COVID-19.

The program is a voluntary, parent consent COVID-19 testing program in our schools. 

Click here for the consent to test form.

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Face Coverings/Masks

As of March 12, 2022, wearing a mask in PSD facilities and on school buses is optional for students, staff, and visitors. 

Masks will still be required in nurse/health rooms and isolation rooms, as these are considered to be healthcare settings, and as required in accordance with the PSD COVID-19 Guidance Matrix.

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Visitors and Volunteers

For district guidance on volunteers and visitors, please see this document

Click here to be redirected to our volunteer application.

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COVID-19 Data Dashboard

Click here to view the dashboard page. The purpose of the COVID-19 Data Dashboard is to provide transparency regarding the number of COVID-19 cases within the Peninsula School District while respecting student and staff medical privacy rights. 

COVID-19 Site Safety Plans

Depending on the grade levels of students they serve, each school follows either our elementary or secondary COVID-19 site safety plan.

>> Elementary COVID-19 Site Safety Plan

>> Secondary COVID-19 Site Safety Plan


COVID-19 Health & Safety GuidelineS

Please click the blue accordion topic labels below for more details about COVID-19 health and safety protocols in the Peninsula School District.



Video Announcements and updates Archive Resources


OSPI Superintendent Reykdal January 7, 2022 | Press Conference
State Superintendent of Public Instruction Chris Reykdal gives an update on the state of K-12 education in Washington, including COVID-19 and schools, student mental health, test scores and more.

OSPI Superintendent Reykdal October 28, 2021 | Press Conference
State Superintendent of Public Instruction Chris Reykdal holds a press conference in Olympia to review the COVID-19 vaccination and exemption data of K-12 school employees and address questions from the media.

Governor Inslee August 18, 2021 | Press Conference
Governor Jay Inslee, joined by Superintendent of Public Instruction Chris Reykdal and Secretary of Health Dr. Umair Shah, announces a new directive legally requiring all K–12 school district employees to get a COVID-19 vaccination or a medical or religious exemption by October 18, 2021.

OSPI Superintendent Reykdal August 13, 2021 | Media Briefing
State Superintendent of Public Instruction Chris Reykdal briefs the media on his request of Gov. Jay Inslee to take executive action to require all K–12 school employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment.

Governor Inslee July 28, 2021 Press Conference
Governor Jay Inslee discusses the state's ongoing response to the COVID-19 pandemic and shares guidance for schools.

PSD Board Meeting July 27, 2021 | Mask Guidance Q&A
Charles Leitch, an attorney in private practice who advises school districts through the Washington Schools Risk Management pool, answers questions about school district mask guidance decision processes and parameters of decision control, among other related topics.