Back to School
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.
If you work at a school or childcare center and want to ask questions about coronavirus symptoms, safety protocols, isolation, quarantine or screening, or you want to report cases or an outbreak please call our school strike team line at 503-846-5404.
Public/private schools and daycares
New ‘Scenarios Document’ for ODE's K-12 protocol — Released Sept. 14, 2020
Complaint Form for ODE (Complaint process to report issues/concerns with school facilities to Oregon Department of Education)
Washington County's presentation on updated ODE guidance (Released August 11, 2020)
Ready to submit your operational blueprint?
- Send your blueprint to Washington County at ReadySchoolsSafeLearners@co.washington.or.us.
- Submit your website link to ODE by using this form.
If you work at a school or childcare center and want to report a suspected case or outbreak, or ask questions about coronavirus symptoms, safety protocols, isolation, quarantine or screening, please call our school strike team line at 503-846-5404.
- Schools that anticipate they will reopen (at least partially) later in the school year when it’s possible should plan on collecting immunization records, notifying parents of missing immunizations, and participating in immunization reporting and exclusion.
- Schools that are planning on exclusive online learning for the full school year will be able to count these students in the “not counted” category of the immunization report. They are still encouraged to collect immunization records in preparation for in-person learning next school year.
Colleges and universities
The Higher Education Coordinating Commission and OHA put out this Facebook video on going back to university or community college during the pandemic.
COVID-19 Guidelines for Higher Education Establishments
To connect with Washington County Public Health, email email@example.com.
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
COVID School Respiratory Illness Log (Line List)
COVID School Reporting Form (for reference)
Resources for Public/Private Schools
Operational Blueprint Template (assessment) Click 'Operational Blueprint Template' in the School Leaders Box.
Sample Plans (Ready Schools, Safe Learners)
Support Tools (including sample CD Plan & Room Occupancy Signs)
Comprehensive Distance Learning (A Companion to Ready Schools, Safe Learners)
Planning for COVID-19 Scenarios in Schools (A Toolkit for School Leaders and Local Public Health)