Oregon will shift to allowing 3 feet of physical distancing under certain conditions in schools, in alignment with recent studies and new guidance from the CDC.
The Oregon Department of Education acknowledges that this exciting announcement comes during the beginning of spring break and notes that it has been only a few days since the last update. We have been anticipating this announcement and will be working to prepare our spaces for the daily return of all high school students. This new physical distancing allowance is a local decision and our county metrics support this transition for our high school students. More information will follow as we return from spring break.
Key updates to Ready Schools, Safe Learners include:
· Elementary schools must maintain at least 3 feet of physical distance between students to the maximum extent possible.
· Middle and High School must maintain at least 3 feet of physical distance between students to the maximum extent possible.
· All schools must maintain 6 feet between staff at all times and 6 feet between staff and students to the maximum extent possible.
· Removal of the 35 sq. ft. per person requirement and other physical distancing changes are documented in the RSSL guidance.