Posted: March 11, 2020

Dear Camas Community, 

This is the first of several communications we will be sharing in the coming days based on the rapidly evolving novel coronavirus COVID-19 situation. 

This morning, Governor Inslee announced, “events that take place in King, Snohomish, and Pierce counties with more than 250 people are prohibited by the state.” Governor Inslee also asked school districts to develop contingency plans “around how they could provide services to families in need if schools closed for several weeks.”(Inslee issues emergency proclamation that limits large events to minimize public health risk during COVID-19)

We know this raises questions and concerns for our community including any potential closure of our schools, as well as how needs like childcare, school meals, graduation, and much more will be met. We have been developing contingency plans with our neighboring districts in Clark County related to COVID-19, and we will continue to create plans to address a range of impacts. 

As of today, the recommendation from Public Health related to schools in Clark County has not changed. We have not been notified of any more identified cases in the county. 

We will continue to be in regular communication with you as we work through these issues.

Sincerely,

Jeff Snell, Superintendent
Camas School District