March 20, 2024

ROSSEY Community Brief

Kenzie Lock

Over the past three years the ReOpening Schools Safely and Educating Youth (ROSSEY) project has provided Yakima schools with information about COVID-19 to help students continue to stay safe at school. This Community Brief shares what HPRC, the Yakima School District and the Center for Community Health Promotion have learned during the project.

June 24, 2023

Early Learning Community Brief

Travis Ballstadt

The Early Learning (EL) study is happening at the same time as the larger ROSSEY study in all YSD elementary schools. Families enrolled in the EL study will receive health education materials this summer. Here is what we’ve learned so far about our EL participating families!

December 20, 2022

ROSSEY 2022: A Year In Review

Travis Ballstadt

The ROSSEY Project supports a safe, confident return to classrooms during COVID-19. PROJECT OVERVIEW: With your help, in 2022 we: In 2023, we plan to: The ReOpening Schools Safely and Educating Youth (ROSSEY) project is a partnership between the Yakima School District, the Center for Community Health Promotion, and the University of Washington. Together, we’re…

June 24, 2022

All Hands on Deck: Keeping Children and Families Safe at Home and School During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Travis Ballstadt

The ROSSEY team was in your schools talking to school staff, parents and students. We found out about how the community came together and worked to keep each other safe during COVID-19. WHO PARTICIPATED We heard from 26 parents, 18 students, and 19 school staff members WHAT WE LEARNED Community members worked hard to make…

October 13, 2021

ROSSEY Project Updates: Summer & Spring 2021 Findings

Rachel Seymour

The ReOpening Schools Safely and Educating Youth (ROSSEY) project launched at four elementary schools in the Yakima School District during the 2021 spring and summer. The ROSSEY team was able to offer COVID-19 testing for students and staff, as well as information around COVID-19 safety and vaccinations to families.

May 13, 2021

Testing a Safe & Confident Return to Classrooms for Latino Youth

Rachel Seymour

Young girl with braided hair and a mask on running.

Thanks to $4 million in funding from the National Institutes of Health, the University of Washington and its partners are collaborating with elementary schools in the Yakima Valley to evaluate how effective COVID-19 testing, safety measures, and communications around COVID-19 can be at safely increasing in-person attendance.