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July 28, 2020 Update: Governor Kate Brown announced metrics and requirements for schools to reopen in person this fall. More details in OHA's document. OHA lists county-by-county metrics here.

The information below is intended for school administrators. Parents, families and school staff should contact their school district directly with any questions about their own schools. We do have a parent/guardian tool to help you decide if your child should attend school or day care every day, but otherwise please contact your school district with school-related questions.


Public/private schools and daycares

Ready School, Safe Learners Guidance for School Year 2020-21 (ODE/OHA)


If your question is not covered, email ODE at and also cc Washington County at

Ready to submit your operational blueprint?

Colleges and universities

Guidance for the Conduct of In-Person Instructional, Residential, and Research Activities at Oregon Colleges and Universities (HECC/OHA)

To connect with Washington County Public Health, email


Resources created or recommended by Washington County Public Health:

School Communication Protocol - A school’s guide for communication with their local public health authority 

Environmental Health Checklist for Sanitation and Disinfection

CDC Cleaning and Disinfecting Guidance for Congregate Setting 

Cohort Daily School Log

COVID School Respiratory Illness Log (Line List)

COVID School Reporting Form (for reference)

Testing Site Reference Document

Contacts and Links to More Resources


Resources for Public/Private Schools

Operational Blueprint Template (assessment) Click 'Operational Blueprint Template' in the School Leaders Box.

Sample Plans (Ready Schools, Safe Learners) 

Oregon Department of Education Comprehensive Distance Learning  

Communication Toolkit

Support Tools (including sample CD Plan & Room Occupancy Signs)

Summer School Guidance ‘Supporting All Learners Spring and Summer 2020’

Resources for Child Care and Early Learning

Emergency Childcare Guidance 

Safety Procedures and Guidance for Child Care Facilities and Other Early Learning Programs Operating During COVID-19

General Resources

Governor’s Social Distancing Requirements

Oregon Department of Education COVID-19 Page 

Oregon Health Authority COVID-19 page 

CDC Guidance for Disinfecting Facilities

CDC COVID Considerations for Schools

CDC Disinfecting you Non-Emergency Vehicle

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