On January 7, Multnomah County updated its quarantine protocols (direct link here) and, the ODE communicated revised quarantine guidelines and a revised definition of what an “Up to Date” status on COVID-19 vaccination requires:
Within the K-12 setting, those who are up to date with their COVID-19 vaccination include:
· Individuals 18 or older who have received all recommended vaccine doses, including boosters and additional primary shots for some immunocompromised people.
· Youth 5-17 years who have completed the primary series of COVID-19 vaccines.
· Individuals can end isolation after five full days since symptom onset if they are fever-free for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medication and their other symptoms have improved. (This means that if you tested positive for COVID-19 have completed a five-day quarantine, have no continued symptoms, and have been fever-free for 48 hours without fever-reducing medicine, you may return to school).
· Students, teachers, and staff who have presumed or confirmed COVID-19 or are showing symptoms of COVID-19 should isolate regardless of vaccination status.
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The Oregon Department of Education and Oregon Health Authority require schools to report and notify their local Public Health Department as well as parents/guardians of all cases of COVID-19 among students, faculty, staff and coaches. This reporting informs our community about potential exposures to COVID-19 and provides transparent and comprehensive information about the spread of the virus.
In an effort to streamline this information, St. Mary's will update a public COVID-19 Dashboard on a weekly basis that indicates the number of active and cumulative confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 in our community.
St. Mary's will also continue to directly contact any individuals who may have been in close contact with the person who tested positive for COVID-19 in order to ensure any required testing/quarantine protocols are followed.