Washington Education Association COVID-19 Information

Washington Schools & Coronavirus: What You Should Know

Your health and well-being, and that of your families, students and our communities remains our top priority. Gov. Jay Inslee closed our schools in order to slow the spread of COVID-19, and reduce the impacts of this pandemic to people, our health care system and economy.

That is why WEA and your local are fighting for three things:

  • Your health and safety, that of your families, students and community
  • Your ability to remain economically whole as a contributing member of our local and state economy
  • Flexibility — in work assignments, work locations, and adjusting to new conditions. School may be closed, but there is still work to be done. It might look different. What you do and where you do it may change.  For anyone required to work onsite, your district must follow all the recommended safeguards and protections for individuals. Districts cannot unilaterally require that employees work onsite without working with the local union to ensure that recommended safeguards and protections are in place.

For more information, visit: https://www.washingtonea.org/covid-19/