Coronavirus Information

Thank you for seeking information about Covid-19. The below information is effective for the 2022-2023 school year as well. Welcome back!

 

Starting March 14, 2022, wearing a mask is optional at all TRSD schools and on school busses. We are excited to offer this choice while continuing safety measures to protect the health and wellness of our students and staff.  While wearing a mask is optional, our commitment to a safe environment does not change. Students and staff may continue to wear masks to protect their own health and the health of family members. We accept, respect, and encourage the option to choose.  

 

If you have questions about our Covid-19 safety measures please see the below information, email [email protected] or call 541-862-3111.

 

For Spanish Version of March 14th Update Click Here

 

Click Here for a chart that provides guidance on whether your child should go to school today or not. 

 

March 14, 2022 Update:

On March 2, 2022 the Oregon Department of Education announced an update to its Ready Schools, Safe Learners Resiliency Framework that went into effect on Saturday, March 12. This update represents a major shift in the state’s COVID-19 mitigation strategy and is by far the largest step yet toward a return to the pre-pandemic “normal” we have all missed the last two years. Following is a summary of what will change and what will remain the same in the Three Rivers School District on Monday, March 14.

Masks Optional

● WHAT: Face coverings will be optional in all district facilities, schools and school buses for students and staff regardless of vaccination status. This includes the school day, before-school and after-school programs, and extracurricular activities and athletics.

● WHY: COVID-19 case rates in both Oregon and Josephine County have been plummeting for weeks and high vaccination rates combined with previous Omicron infections created significant population immunity. Last week, the Oregon Health Authority estimated that about 82% of Oregonians are currently immune to COVID-19.

No Quarantines

● WHAT: Students will not be required to quarantine if they have had contact with an individual who has tested positive for COVID-19 regardless of vaccination status.

● WHY: The decision to pause quarantines is designed to maximize in-person learning for students and staff. SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, has evolved to become one of the most transmissible viruses known. By the time an exposure is identified and contact tracing is performed, transmission has already occurred.

Isolations

● WHAT: Students and staff who test positive for COVID-19 will be required to isolate for at least 5 days, with day 0 defined as the first day of symptoms or a positive test result (whichever occurred first). Students and staff may return on day 6, and should wear a well-fitting mask for 5 additional days. Free tests are available at each school.

● WHY: Schools in the state of Oregon must comply with the state’s Communicable Disease Guidance for Schools protocols.

If you have questions about our Covid-19 safety measures please, email [email protected] or call 541-862-3111

 

Ready Schools, Safe Learners Resiliency Network - Updated 3-14-22

 

Consent to test for Covid-19 Form - English

Consent to test for Covid-19 Form - Spanish

Consent to test form 15-18 yr olds - English

Consent to test form 15-18 yr olds - Spanish

Waiver of Liability Form

List of Covid-19 Testing Sites

List of Covid-19 Vaccination and Booster Locations 

Questions? Josephine County Heath COVID Call Center can help with many things, including scheduling for a booster, COVID-19 and vaccine questions, doctor appointments, COVID-19 testing, monoclonal antibody scheduling, and COVID-19 vaccine scheduling).  Call 541-916-7030 or visit co.josephine.or.us/COVID19.

Covid Hotline Dial 2-1-1

Should My Child Go To School Today? Use the Covid-19 Exclusion Summary Chart  

¿Debería mi hijo/a ir a la escuela hoy día?

Symptoms of Covid-19

Emergency Childcare Guidance

Pandemic Food Benefits for Children

Benefits for the 21-22 school year will be available after Aug. 15, 2021. If you have any questions about the Pandemic EBT please feel free to please contact ODHS by emailing [email protected] or by calling 503- 945-6481.

CDC Coronavirus Information (U.S.A)

Covid-19 Pediatric Vaccine - top 8 parental concerns answered - there is no mandate at TRSD

Oregon Health Authority (OHA) - Coronavirus Information (Oregon)

Oregon Child Nutrition Program (COVID-19) Response and Resources 

Resources for Families   Recursos para Familias

 

 

FROM OHA:

Our students are depending on us to make sure they are safe and to pass along the proper information about the disease and how best to prevent it from spreading. There are some simple, everyday, low-tech steps you can take to reduce your chances of exposure and to protect others-and fortunately, they're the same things you do to prevent flu, the common cold and other respiratory illnesses:

* Wash your hands often with soap and water for 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60 percent alcohol.

* Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands

* Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue (or sleeve) and then throw the tissue in the trash.

* Clean and disinfect surfaces that are often touched

* Stay home if you're sick.

* Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

* Take care of your health overall. Staying current on your vaccinations, including flu vaccine, eating well and exercising all help your body stay resilient