COVID testing location is available at 12310 Meridian Ave. S., Everett, 98208 (near Mariner High School) Please enter from Meridian Ave. S. Appointments are welcome, but not required. Open to all students, staff and the community.


    • Common Cold Symptoms: Students should be home when feeling ill and having a lot of nose and throat drainage. They can return when symptoms improve and student feels well. Testing for COVID-19 is recommended.

    • Diagnosed COVID-19, Influenza (flu) or other respiratory illness: May return when cough and other symptoms have significantly improved and student feels well. Note: it is strongly recommended students diagnosed with COVID-19 stay home for 5 full days and wear a mask days 6-10.

    • Diarrhea: Defined as 2 or more loose stools in a 24 hour period. May return when diarrhea free for at least 24 hours and feeling better. Testing for COVID-19 is recommended.

    • Eye Drainage: Thick mucous, pus or “pink eye” (bacterial conjunctivitis) Consult Health Care Provider (HCP) and use guidelines provided.

    • Ear Pain/Infections: Stay home if advised by healthcare provider, if there is drainage from ear, or accompanied by fever or other concerns. Children with ear infections without fever do not need to be excluded from school, but the child needs to get medical treatment and follow-up.

    • Fever: 100.4 F (38 C) or higher with or without other symptoms. Student may return when they are Fever free for at least 24 hours without the use of fever reducing medicine, such as Tylenol or Ibuprofen. Testing for COVID-19 is recommended.

    • Headache: IF the headache resulted from a head injury or the headache interferes with school and other activities. Headaches often can be managed at home with more sleep, healthy routines, by limiting screen time, and wearing contacts/glasses if prescribed. If headaches are recurrent, persistent, severe, or accompanied by other symptoms, see HCP.

    • Lice: Consult with school nurse or health care provider for chronic/persistent lice. Treatment is recommended before returning to school.

    • Rash: Any new body rash that is not from allergy. Consult Health Care Provider for diagnosis.

    • Scabies: May return after student has been seen by HCP and received overnight treatment for condition.

    • Significant Sore Throat: with or without fever. Student may return 24 hours after treatment is started or sore throat is resolved and child is feeling well. Testing for COVID-19 is recommended.

    • Stomach ache or abdominal pain: when accompanied by nausea, vomiting or diarrhea. If pain is severe, chronic, or with other symptoms consult HCP. Please make a personal plan to manage menstrual cramps. If cramps change, are severe or regularly interfere with activities, please see HCP.

    • Persistent Cough: with or without fever. Return when cough has lessened and there is no fever. Consult Health Care Provider for cough lasting more than 10 days or with fever. Testing for COVID-19 is recommended.

    • Vomiting: May return when vomit free for at least 24 hours. Testing for COVID-19 is recommended.