We answer top questions about returning to school, including mask use, quarantine guidelines and more.
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:
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plans for the Continuation of In-Person Instruction and provisions contained therein are subject to revision and may be superseded in whole on in part by federal, state or local laws, rules, regularions, executive orders, directives and guidelines.
Read the plan now:
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
Deschutes County Health Services offers the following quarantine guidance for individuals:
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:
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.
Get answers to frequently asked questions about masks, quarantines, vaccines and more and listen to Superintendent Cook dig into the opening plans on Supe's On! podcast:
(list provided by Oregon Department of Education)