It has come to my attention there are concerns in the Colfax community that several students in the Colfax School District are infected with mumps. According to the Washington State Health Department in Colfax, there are no confirmed cases of mumps regarding any students or staff in the Colfax School District. If there is a confirmed case, the Colfax School District will be notified by the Washington State Department of Health and we, in turn, will notify our parents.
The Colfax School District has been closely monitoring the mumps outbreak in the state and has taken several precautions. In March, all staff were given the opportunity to receive a booster MMR shot. Over 30 staff members received this booster. All other staff have provided documentation that they are immunized for MMR by either providing a vaccination record or the results of a titer blood test. Parents of students who exempted their child(ren) from this immunization have also been notified.
We will continue to work closely with the Washington State Health Department, who monitors all infectious diseases in the state and region, to ensure that our families receive the most current information. For the most up-to-date case count in Washington please visit www.doh.wa.gov/mumps.
If you have any questions or concerns, please call the district office at 397-3042.
Jerry Pugh, Superintendent
Colfax School District 300