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COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions

  • Q: What happens if my child tests positive for COVID-19?

    They must isolate regardless of vaccination status. Individuals can end isolation after 5 full days since the onset of symptoms if they are fever-free for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medication and their other symptoms have improved. Day 0 is the day symptoms began or the day the person took a test that had a positive result. Day 1 is the day after symptoms began or, if a person does not have symptoms, the day after the person tested positive (use the date the test was collected). If they continue to have fever or their other symptoms have not improved after 5 days of isolation, they should stay in isolation until they are fever-free for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medication and their other symptoms have improved. Individuals should continue to wear a well-fitting mask around others at home and in public places for an additional 5 days (day 6 through day 10) after the end of their 5-day isolation.

    Q: What if my child is in a class with a student who tests positive for COVID-19?

    A: Your child is not required to quarantine or isolate.

    Q: What if my child test positive for COVID-19?

    A: Your child should isolate at home for at least 5 days, with day 0 defined as the first day of symptoms or a positive test result (whichever occurred first). Your child may return on day 6 as long as they are asymptomatic, but should wear a well-fitting mask for 5 additional days.

    Q: How will my child stay caught up in school while isolating at home?

    A: Their teacher will stay in contact and hand out and accept assignments and tests through the remote learning infrastructure (Google Classroom) we all became very familiar with last school year. In addition, the Oregon Department of Education has also developed a resource for families to plan the supports you or your child might need should your child need to miss school.

    Q: Is my child required to wear a mask at school?

    A: No, face coverings are optional in all district facilities, schools and school buses for students and staff regardless of vaccination status. This includes the school day, before-school and after-school programs and extracurricular activities/athletics.

    Q: What else can I do to help stop the spread of COVID-19?

    A: Parents and guardians are expected to check their children for COVID-19 symptoms each day before leaving for school or the school bus. Please do not send your child to school, or any school activity, with any of the following symptoms: cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, chills, sore throat, loss of taste or smell, muscle pain and fever.