Schools and Day Care
The information below is intended for school administrators. Parents, families and school staff should contact their school district directly with any questions about their own schools.
If you work at a school or childcare center and want to ask questions about coronavirus symptoms, safety protocols, isolation, quarantine or screening, or you want to report a case or an outbreak please call our school strike team line at 503-846-5404.
Masks Required in K-12
July 29, 2021: The state of Oregon is mandating that students and staff in K-12 schools wear masks indoors this fall to limit spread of the highly contagious COVID-19 delta variant. Read Governor Brown's press release.
Public and Private Schools
What to do when someone tests positive or is exposed to someone who is COVID+
ODE has developed 12 scenarios regarding exposure and testing which can provide guidance for your situation.
When can a COVID+ student or staff member return?
People who test positive for COVID-19 are directed to stay home until the following things have happened:
- They have had no fever for at least 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medicine; and
- Other symptoms have improved; and
- At least 10 days have passed since symptoms first appeared.
People who DID NOT have COVID-19 symptoms, but tested positive and have stayed home may leave home under the following conditions:
- At least 10 days have passed since the date of their first positive test for COVID-19, and
- They continue to have no symptoms (no cough or shortness of breath) since the test.
Reporting an Outbreak
If you work at a school or child care center and want to report a suspected case or outbreak, or ask questions about coronavirus symptoms, safety protocols, isolation, quarantine or screening, please call our school strike team line at 503-846-5404.
When do we need to report a case or outbreak?
- If the staff or student is confirmed COVID+ and was in the school either:
- Two days prior to their symptom onset or any time after symptom onset OR
- Two days prior to their positive test collection or any time after positive test collection, if non-symptomatic.
- If the staff or student is a presumptive case (per Oregon’s Investigative Guidelines) and has been in the school during the two days prior to symptom onset or any time after symptom onset.
Colleges and Universities
The Higher Education Coordinating Commission and OHA put out this Facebook video on going back to university or community college during the pandemic.
COVID-19 Guidelines for Higher Education Establishments
To connect with Washington County Public Health, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Resources Created by Washington County Public Health
Environmental Health Checklist for Sanitation and Disinfection
COVID School Respiratory Illness Log (Line List)
COVID School Reporting Form (for reference)
Resources Created by ODE
Testing sites in Washington County