The COVID-19 dashboard is updated regularly to reflect current cases impacting our schools and district. This is a public health communication tool for transparency with our community.
This dashboard reflects case counts for confirmed positive cases that were at school during their contagious period. This count does not include individuals who were not at school while contagious.
Due to the high volume of cases we are currently experiencing, there may be delays in processing time for adding some cases to the dashboard. Thank you for your understanding. You can see all COVID cases across our community on the Whatcom County COVID dashboard.
Current Reported Cases Among Students/Staff
Dashboard shows current confirmed COVID cases of Bellingham Public Schools students or staff engaged in learning or work at a district site. In order to keep the dashboard up-to-date and relevant, cases are archived at Past Cases Dashboard below.
Here are the steps we follow for confirmed cases of COVID-19.
- We learn of confirmed case through parent/guardian reporting, rapid test at school or notification from the health department.
- Our schools each have COVID site safety teams who help initiate contact tracing. If there are close contacts of a confirmed case, we notify them and their families. We are prioritizing contact tracing to high priority settings per public health guidance. This may include PreK students and students with sensory or other issues that prevent them from wearing a mask.
- We work closely with the health department on our case response and in providing close contacts with public health information that is found on the district COVID-19 information page.
- We update the COVID-19 dashboard for transparency with our community.