Challenge Seattle has worked closely with Public Health experts from King County and Washington State to create a guide for businesses to support critical contact tracing efforts. Employers have a vested interest in quickly notifying employees of potential exposure to COVID-19 to keep employees healthy, maintain customer and employee confidence, and reduce the need to close facilities.
This resource provides straightforward guidance on best practices for responding to a confirmed or suspected COVID-19 case in the workplace, including alerting close contacts, understanding quarantine and isolation requirements, and communicating with additional stakeholders. Following these steps can help stop the spread and protect our community - please use and share this guide with others:
In partnership with Washington Roundtable and the Boston Consulting Group, Challenge Seattle has developed a checklist to help employers prepare for a safe re-opening. Created in close partnership with public health officials, these checklists offer a framework for all employers to begin thinking about best practices for operations that protect employees, customers, and the community while we await a vaccine:
In partnership with Washington Roundtable, Challenge Seattle commissioned Boston Consulting Group to compile a report examining short- and long-term learning loss due to COVID-19 disruptions in Washington State. The research effort included a landscape analysis of national research regarding learning loss; examination of 30+ case studies; and over 100 interviews with community-based organizations, school leaders, educators, caretakers, students, and more. The study also presents a menu of options that school district leaders and state policymakers can deploy to address learning loss in Washington state.
Challenge Seattle partnered with Washington Roundtable and Kinetic West, a social impact consulting firm, to research best practices for re-opening K-12 schools. Based on thorough research and interviews with education leaders, the resulting report reviews how other states and countries are approaching a safe return to school for K-12 students.
This work was completed on behalf of the Office of the Superintendent for Public Instruction (OSPI) and helped to inform re-opening guidance issued by OSPI to K-12 school districts in Washington State.
Challenge Seattle, Washington Roundtable, and the Boston Consulting Group have identified and compiled best practices for re-opening higher education. Developed in partnership with Washington's higher education leaders, the resulting resources include a checklist of baseline recommendations for re-opening, as well as additional considerations for campus safety and protocols for food services, campus transportation, and residences.
This work also includes a united statement issued by our state’s higher education leadership to instill confidence in students, parents, faculty, staff, and the community regarding their shared commitment to safely re-open.