CDC's New Guidance Will Not Impact Schools this School Year

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CDC's New Guidance Will Not Impact Schools this School Year

To: Superintendents, Principals, Charter School Leaders, Private School Leaders, and ESD Reopening Advisors

DateMay 13, 2021

From: Colt Gill, Director of the Oregon Department of Education

RE:  CDC's New Guidance Will Not Impact Schools this School Year


Today the CDC released new guidance related to fully vaccinated individuals and the use of face coverings and physical distancing. 

This afternoon Governor Brown issued a video statement on how this new guidance will be implemented in Oregon. In her statement she shared, "Nothing is changing for schools this school year, and I expect education staff and students to continue to wear masks and physically distance, as outlined in our Ready Schools, Safe Learners guidance." This also applies to all other individuals on school campus, including but not limited to: family members, volunteers, visitors, SROs, and other partners. 

ODE is currently working with OHA on guidance for next school year. We will begin to share a discussion draft including key changes for your input the week of May 24th. We will also notify you of any updates to RSSL guidance for summer school in the coming weeks. 

Oregon's Graduation Ceremony Guidance aligns to the OHA's guidance for indoor and outdoor entertainment establishments. Please refer to that guidance and other guidance from OHA for any changes in the coming days that may reflect the Governor's announcement today.