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    “Test to Stay” Protocol

    On Tuesday, November 23, 2021, the Oregon Department of Education (ODE) and Oregon Health Authority (OHA) announced the launch of a new “Test to Stay” protocol for students. 

    We are preparing for the launch of the “Test to Stay” protocol in mid-January 2022. It is available only for unvaccinated, asymptomatic individuals who were exposed in indoor and outdoor school settings where universal masking is fully in place.

    The "Test to Stay" program doesn't apply to fully vaccinated individuals since they are not subject to quarantine and do not require a test to stay to continue attending school following an exposure.

    More information about "Test to Stay" is as follows:

    • It will allow some students to attend school in person during the quarantine period as long as the student tests negative.
    • Exposed unvaccinated (or not fully vaccinated) students without permission/signed consent on file will follow a 10-day quarantine process.
    • Exposed unvaccinated (or not fully vaccinated) students with permission/signed consent on file will test two times at school between days 3-7, and negative results mean students stay at school.
    • With parent/guardian permission, testing will take place at the school site at no cost to students. Students will self-administer the test using the swab while school staff provide guidance and monitor results.
    • A testing consent form must be received by the school in order to participate in the "Test-to-Stay" Program. 

    Find the consent forms here.

    “Test to Stay” frequently asked questions (FAQs) can be found here: https://bit.ly/3xJ8OzW.

    We’ll continue to keep our staff and families informed and provide additional resources about the program.