Return to School

Reopening Plans FAQs

We answer top questions about returning to school, including mask use, quarantine guidelines and more.

Return to School FAQ

COVID-19 Guidance

Covid Communication booklet

Learn more about how COVID-19 is handled in Bend-La Pine Schools, including guidance about:

  • Primary and non-primary symptoms
  • Quarantine guidelines
  • Isolation vs. quarantine
  • Steps to take after a positive test
  • much more

Download a copy of the booklet today

Symptoms of COVID-19

When to stay home: COVID-19 symptoms

Students and staff should follow Oregon Health Authority's guidance regarding symptoms of COVID-19. Go home and call your health care provider if you have:

  • cough,
  • shortness of breath,
  • difficulty breathing,
  • fever,
  • chills,
  • muscle pain,
  • headache,
  • sore throat or
  • new loss of sense of taste or smell.

Continuation of In-Person Instruction Plan

Continuation of In person instruction

Tuesday, Aug. 10, Bend-La Pine Schools' Board of Directors provided conditional approval for the Continuation of In-Person Instruction Plan for 2021-22. The plan includes updated guidance on:

  • Masking - indoors, outdoors and for athletics/activities
  • Quarantine guidelines
  • Vaccinations
  • Cleaning protocols
  • Visitors and volunteer guidelines
  • and many more areas.

On Aug. 24 the final plan, which includes an appendix on meal service, was approved by the board.

All published plans for the Continuation of In-Person Instruction and provisions contained therein are subject to revision and may be superseded in whole in part by federal, state or local laws, rules, regulations, executive orders, directives and guidelines.

Read the plan now:

Quarantine and Isolation Resources

What's the difference between Isolation and Quarantine?

A: Isolation is the separation of people with COVID-19 from others. Quarantine is the separation of people who were in close contact with a person with COVID-19 from others.

Learn more about the difference: Isolation vs. Quarantine

Quarantine/Isolation Guidance

Deschutes County Health Services offers the following quarantine guidance for individuals:

COVID-19 Testing Information

Find a test

Individuals seeking a COVID-19 test can call 2-1-1 to find a nearby testing site or use this testing finder from Oregon Health Authority:

Find a COVID-19 Test

When to test after exposure

Individuals who have been exposed to COVID-19 but do not have symptoms should follow guidance about when to get a test, from Deschutes County Health Services. The recommendation is to test 6-14 days after the exposure.

When to test after COVID exposure