COVID-19 Health & Safety

  • OSD Health and safety policies are based on protocols proven to keep students and staff safe and in school with minimal disruptions (in-person to virtual), including:

    • Panther Pledge daily home health screening checklist;
    • Personal hygiene practices (handwashing, sanitizing, covering coughs/sneezes);
    • Physical distancing to the extent possible; 
    • Cleaning & sanitizing procedures;
    • Contact tracing & COVID testing procedures; 
    • Effective March 1, 2022 masks will no longer be required in OSD K-12 schools or on school transportation. Any individual who wishes to continue wearing a mask is free to do so. 

    Our policies (Policy 565 and Policy 566) are continually reviewed and updated based on the most recent health guidance. Please see the Oregon School District Safe Return to In-Person Instruction and Continuity of Services Plan / (Spanish) for detailed health and safety information.

    Questions or Input?
    If you have questions or would like to share input or comments about any of our health and safety protocols, please email In addition, all community members have the option to share input during the public comment section of each school board meeting

COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions

  • What should I do if my student isn't feeling well?

  • What should I do if my student tests positive for COVID-19?

  • What should I do if there is a positive COVID-19 case in my household?

  • Who must quarantine?

  • What should I do if my student needs to quarantine?

  • Where can I get tested for COVID-19?

  • How does the contact tracing process work?

  • What if my student has COVID-19 symptoms at school?

  • How will COVID-19 cases be communicated?

  • What can I do to ensure my student upholds our family wishes for wearing or not wearing a mask at school?

  • Is there ever a time my student could be asked to wear a mask?

  • Can I get tested for COVID-19 through ORCHARDS?

  • How can I schedule a vaccine appointment?

  • How can I contact my school health office?

  • What kind of mask should my student wear to school?