Did Your Student Test Positive for COVID-19?
When making health-related decisions for our schools, we follow the newest guidance from the Oregon Health Authority.
As of June 17, 2023: Students and staff who test positive for COVID-19 may return if they are fever free for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medicine and other symptoms have improved.
Too Sick for School?
The following guidance from the Oregon Health Authority explains when you should keep your student home from school. This list also guides us in determining when to send students home so they can recover, and we can keep other students and staff safe. This list are instructions for schools and families--not medical advice. Please contact your health care provider with health concerns.
Symptoms of Illness
Student May Return After...
*The list below tells the shortest time to stay home. A student may need to stay home longer for some illnesses.
|Fever: temperature of 100.4 or greater||*Fever-free for 24 hours without taking fever-reducing medicine and improving symptoms|
|New cough illness||*Symptoms improving for 24 hours (no cough or cough is well-controlled)|
|New difficulty breathing||*Symptoms improving for 24 hours (breathing comfortably). Urgent medical care may be needed.|
|Diarrhea: 3 loose or watery stools in a day OR not able to control bowel movements||*Symptom-free for 48 hours OR with orders from doctor to school nurse.|
|Vomiting: one or more episode that is unexplained||*Symptom-free for 48 hours OR with orders from doctor to school nurse.|
|Headache with stiff neck and fever||*Symptom-free OR with orders from doctor to school nurse. Follow fever instructions above. Urgent medical care may be needed.|
|Skin rash or open sores||*Symptom-free, which means rash is gone OR sores are dry or can be completely covered by a bandage OR with orders from doctor to school nurse.|
|Red eyes with colored drainage||*Symptom-free, which means redness and drainage are gone OR with orders from doctor to school nurse.|
|Jaundice: new yellow color in eyes or skin||*After the school has orders from doctor or local public health authority to school nurse.|
|Acting differently without a reason: unusually sleepy, grumpy, or confused.||*Symptom-free, which means return to normal behavior OR with orders from doctor to school nurse.|
|Major health event, like an illness lasting 2 or more weeks OR a hospital stay, OR health condition requires more care than school staff can safely provide.||*After the school has orders from doctor to school nurse AND after measures are in place for the student's safety. Please work with school staff to address special health-care needs so the student may attend safely.|