COVID Level - Moderate

Learning Mode: In-Person 100%. -- Masking: Strongly recommended for students and staff in all areas. -- Visitors: Invited, pre-approved, masks strongly recommended. -- Indoor Activities: Masking strongly recommended for spectators and participants. -- Facility User by Outside Groups: Masking strongly recommended for audience/spectators and participants; user groups must submit mitigation plans.

COVID-19 Mitigation Protocol Changes - Updated March 4, 2022

This quick reference guide for stakeholders outlines the changes that have been made to the Ketchikan Gateway Borough School District's (KGBSD's) COVID mitigation plan and protocols moving forward.

Risk Level Determination

The district will operate with MODERATE as its default risk level. If the superintendent decides an individual school must increase its risk level due to COVID-related factors, affected stakeholders will be notified. Weekly messages/posts regarding risk level and COVID cases in schools will no longer occur. Please note: Tongass School of Arts and Sciences (TSAS) determines its own risk level and mitigations measures.

Close Contact Tracing

The district will no longer trace close contacts for reported COVID-positive individuals. When a COVID case is reported to a school, that school will send a "notification of COVID case" to the COVID-positive individual's class(es) and teachers. Such notification is simply a courtesy, and does not require action from anyone who receives the notification.

Test-To-Stay Program Ends

Since close contacts will no longer be identified by school staff, the Test-to-Stay program is no longer necessary. If a staff or student is symptomatic, testing is available at school upon request and with a signed testing authorization form.

COVID Case Self-Reporting

Staff and students who have tested positive for COVID are expected to self-report their positive COVID status to school administration.


Vaccinated Individuals

  • Do NOT need to quarantine.

  • Do NOT need to test as long as they remain asymptomatic.

Unvaccinated Individuals

  • Recommended: Test upon returning to Ketchikan, and test a second time 5-7 days after traveling.

  • Do NOT need to quarantine.

  • Do NOT need to test as long as they remain asymptomatic.