Can My Child Go To School?

Your Complete Covid Resource Center

Take Our Quiz to Determine Whether It Is Safe for Your Child to Go to School

Is your child or anyone in your house sick and being tested for Covid 19 or been identified by the health department as a positive case of Covid 19; or has your child been in close contact with a positive Covid 19 case?

Keeping Our School Community Safe

Building Improvements

  • Upgrade to the school's ventilation system
  • Air quality monitoring
  • Clear entrances and exits into the building and marked pathways in the hallways
  • Touchless faucets and flush valves
  • Striping on the floor for traffic control
  • Faculty lunchroom has been converted into a sickroom

Distance Practices

  • Six feet physical distancing and/or other measures (plexiglass dividers) to decrease the risk of transmission.
  • Classes to remain as separate cohorts without exposures to other classes (for example, each class will have their own time for recess and lunches will be held in classrooms.

Daily Monitoring and Personal Protection

  • Daily temperature checks and screenings of all staff and students and increased emphasis on hand washing and hand sanitizing
  • Face masks for all students and staff with guidance and instruction on appropriate wearing of face masks

Routine Questions Can Help Us Catch Early Issues

While the questions we ask every student (and adult!) who comes on site may have become "routine," it is critical that families to please keep these in mind before coming to school.  This is necessary so we can continue to operate without interruption.  If necessary, please always err on the side of caution . . . even if it causes you some inconvenience for the day.  Please keep the need of greater good of paramount importance.

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Stay Home If..

Stay at home if your child has any of these symptoms: cough, shortness of breath, fever, flu-like symptoms, nausea, diarrhea, loss of smell and taste.

If your child has any of these symptoms, consult your child's doctor and if recommended, get a COVID test. Reminder: these tests are FREE at Roosevelt Heath Clinic for all children in Multnomah County.

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Follow These Guidelines

If your child has a positive COVID test, please follow all of the recommendations of your child's doctor and the Multnomah County Health Department regarding self-quarantine.

If your child has a negative test BUT has been in close contact with a confirmed COVID case, your child needs to remain in quarantine at home and, if possible, no contact with the confirmed COVID case.

If your child has a negative test, the symptoms are gone AND your child has not had close contact with a confirmed case of COVID, your child will be able to return to school

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Still Unsure?

If you are unsure, please feel free to contact Julie Johnson at 503-289-3010. As stated earlier, please err on the side of caution and put the greater good first.

The Common Cold Vs. Covid

Looking at the types of symptoms, close contact, and testing are some of the key factors in determining COVID vs. the common cold. And knowing this information it can still be difficult to differentiate. In this case it is important to determine if close contact is possible such as family, friends, or anyone else the student came into contact with has COVID.

If the student is having symptoms associated with COVID AND had close contact, then this would be treated as a presumptive case, same as if they have tested positive.

 The student would then isolate for at least 10 days at home and return to school when symptoms are improving and the student has not had a fever for at least 24 hours without the use of a fever reducing medication.

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