Hazen High School in Renton Closed After Student Tests Positive for COVID-19

Jacob Kimerer

The student is recovering at home while health officials work to find possible people exposed.

Renton, WA:Renton School District received word late tonight from Public Health – Seattle & King County that they received a positive COVID-19 test result for a student at Hazen High School. The student is at home recovering.

While initially Public Health recommended that Hazen High remain open regardless of test results, they are now recommending the school district close Hazen High School for the remainder of this week as they work to determine who, if anybody, came in contact with the ill student to ensure it is safe for students and staff to return to school.

The school district understands this guidance has changed and recognize the hardship this places on the students and families. The top priority is to ensure the safety of the school community. School will be closed through the end of this week. Public Health will provide the district with guidance for the following week.

The school district will provide more information as they work through this process with Public Heath and the CDC.