COVID-19 Information and Resources for Families
We are well aware that there’s a great deal of information (and misinformation) about the COVID-19 pandemic. We also understand parents are struggling to balance work, child care, and self-care while keeping worries — both your children’s and your own — under control. You don’t have to do it alone. As the COVID-19 virus continues to impact our community, we’re here to help in any way we can. Please reach out to our school counselors and/or building principals and let them know what you need. The health and safety of our students and staff are paramount, and in partnership with local health agencies (Spokane Regional Health and Northeast Tri-County Health), we will continue to play an active role in closely monitoring the health and supporting our students and staff.
The most important thing you can do to help is to communicate with us. If you or your children are exposed to a COVID positive individual or begin experiencing symptoms of sickness, it’s imperative that kids say home from school and that you quickly open lines of communication with the office of the school where your child(ren) attend. While there’s a possibility your child(ren) may end up quarantined or isolated for a period of time, please know that our teachers are prepared to provide necessary resources to help your child(ren) learn remotely.
COVID-19 Screening & Testing
Screening and testing services are available throughout the Inland Empire at select CHAS, Providence, MultiCare (Rockwood and Indigo), Unify, Native Project, Kaiser Permanente and at many Urgent Care clinics. Deer Park’s CHAS Clinic is an excellent local resource for folks in the Deer Park area regardless of insurance coverage or provider status – if you have questions about screening/testing services available at the Deer Park CHAS clinic, please call 777-1014.
Testing is now also available at select Rite Aid and Walgreens pharmacies. Healthcare professionals screen individuals for signs and symptoms of possible COVID-19 exposure and, if needed, test for the virus. Due to a limited number of testing supplies nationwide, current protocol requires that only those meeting testing criteria be tested (see below).
How Do I Get an Appointment?
Each location follows its own protocols. Some locations offer walk-in screening for anyone while others ask that you FIRST speak to a health care provider via phone or virtual visit. If you are planning to seek screening/testing at Deer Park’s CHAS clinic, please call 777-1014.