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What Our Schools are Doing About COVID-19

Bend-La Pine Schools is working daily with partner agencies from the region to coordinate messages, share pertinent facts and keep families and staff updated on this evolving health issue. To date, our schools are keeping this webpage updated with FAQs and resources from trusted partners. Schools are asking all visitors to wash hands before entering and exiting school areas.

Bilingual signage was created and provided to all facilities. Staff have increasing cleaning on high-touch areas in our schools. We have ensured classrooms/offices have a microfiber cloth and sanitizing spray available. Schools are encouraging staff, students and visitors to stay home if they are ill. Bend-La Pine Schools created and disseminated bilingual signage for events – encouraging best practices to prevent spread of disease. Community members can use a new email to address questions about COVID-19 - [email protected]

Learn more by reading messages sent to families in the links below.

Frequently Asked Questions About COVID-19

The following FAQs come from Oregon Health Authority.

What do I do if my child is sick?

If your child has fever, cough, shortness of breath you should:

  • Have your child stay home, and
  • Contact your local health department or health care provider.

They will help you decide if you need an appointment. It’s important that people with symptoms stay home. It’s one of the most effective ways to minimize exposure. If your child is diagnosed with COVID-19, your child may be required to stay home longer.

Teach your child to regularly practice good hygiene measures, such as:

Clean and disinfect often touched objects and surfaces. You can use a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.

Should my child be tested?

COVID 19 Information

If your child is showing symptoms (fever, cough, shortness of breath), talk to your health care provider. They will tell you if your child should be tested. Be ready to answer questions about:

  • Recent travel to places where COVID-19 is present, and
  • If your child has come in contact with someone who has traveled to places where COVID-19 is present.

How will I be told if someone at my child’s school is exposed or has COVID-19?

Exposed to COVID 19

What schools are affected and where are they located?

For the most up to date information go to this resource from Oregon Health Authority.

COVID phone line

COVID-19 Information

The following resources provide updates on COVID-19:

Phone line:

Members of the public are also invited to direct their questions about COVID-19 to a joint phone line from St. Charles and Deschutes County Health Services.

Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Contact Us

Questions? Reach out to us about COVID-19 or other topics via email:

[email protected]

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