ODE Quarantine & Vaccination Updates
January 11, 2022

Thank you for your ongoing support as we continue to work together to keep our schools open.  Continuing with in-person learning and extracurricular activities is a priority for our District.  We are monitoring the situation in each school and adjusting daily to continue with daily operations.  While we have seen some impact to our staff, the D6 team and community have come together to ensure stability.  Please continue to help us by following the masking and distancing rules when you are on our campuses and keep kids home if they are ill.

 

Today, we received a few updates from the Oregon Department of Education (ODE) and wanted to share them with you.  The reduction to the length of quarantines (5 days) is a big improvement that will enable us to limit the amount of impact on those that are directly exposed or become positive with Covid.  As you can imagine, changes like this will require us to analyze each situation carefully and questions will arise.  Please be patient as we continue to find our way through the challenges involved.

 

Isolation & Quarantine-

  • ODE has updated its guidance to reflect the CDC’s for isolation and quarantine. Staff and students currently isolating (ill with COVID-19) who have completed five days of isolation and are fever-free for 24 hours with improved or no symptoms, can return to school or work.

 

  • Staff and students currently quarantining who have completed five days of quarantine and are symptom-free can return to school or work. It is recommended you get a test after five days prior to returning. You must wear your mask upon return.

 

New Definition of “Fully Vaccinated”-

  • Fully vaccinated adult means:
    • Pfizer – primary series and a booster after 5 months.
    • Moderna – primary series and a booster after 5 months.
    • and Johnson and Johnson – primary series and a booster after 2 months.
  • Students 5-17 years old are considered vaccinated without the booster, if they have had the primary shot series. Students 18 years and older are considered vaccinated if they have the primary vaccination series and a booster.
  • Students 12 years and older are now eligible for the Pfizer-BioNTech booster.

 

Test to Stay-

  • Students and Staff who are not fully vaccinated may qualify for Test to Stay.  Test to Stay enables students to remain in attendance after exposure by testing to ensure they are negative. If you’ve been exposed and are not fully vaccinated, contact your school administration for additional information.

Here are some additional resources for more detailed information on the changes-

 

Thank you,

 

Walt Davenport

Superintendent

Central Point School District 6