• Quarantine Process

    Here is information about the process if there is a possible COVID-19 exposure at school, what the notification process is, and what will happen if a student needs to quarantine.

    • If a student tests positive for COVID.
      • Nurse or Building Administrator contacts family to complete the Multnomah Educational Service District (MESD) COVID-19 Information Form.
      • MESD in collaboration with the Health Department provides quarantine dates to school nurse and building administrators.
      • School nurse shares date the individual can return to regular activities (including school) as well as additional public health information.
      • Staff member is required to quarantine based on Public Health requirements.
      • MESD provides school district dates they need to conduct contact tracing to determine who possibly the individual interacted with that might have been less than 3, 6 or 10 feet from (different spacing based on different settings and activities).
        • 3 feet within classrooms where everyone is seated and correct mask usage is in place.
        • 6 feet for lunch (and other meals) and any space where there is movement or more activities (PE, etc.)
        • 10 feet for band and choir
      • Individuals are considered part of an “exposed” group if:
        • They were less than the required 3, 6 or 10 feet for more than 15 cumulative minutes in a single day
          • If a student is fully vaccinated, they are not required to quarantine. The family will still receive an exposure letter to indicate they were exposed and should monitor for symptoms.
          • If a student is not fully vaccinated, the student is required to quarantine based on Public Health requirements. The family will receive a call or email with this information, the dates of quarantine and the return date.
          • For students needing to quarantine, the school will provide information about instructional supports while they are out.
            • The length of quarantine can vary depending on when the exposure date(s) were and/or when the school was informed, etc.
            • For some students they will be given a packet of materials before they leave, other students will access lessons through their Google Classroom or SeeSaw accounts.
            • If a whole classroom is going into quarantine, the school will communicate a date and time when families can access materials and whether the class will have morning meetings and other sessions via Zoom.