Dear Parents and Families, 

As a state and community, we have a shared goal to ensure that every student in Oregon is able to attend school in-person, every school day for the entire school year. In order to do so, we are prioritizing student and staff health and safety. 

The Oregon Department of Education and the Oregon Health Authority recently shared requirements for face coverings in K-12 schools. We know you may have questions about this requirement and as a community, we have an opportunity to join state education and health officials in a Facebook Live town hall event on Monday, August 16, 2021 from 6-7 p.m. 

Participants will be invited to share questions during the event and can also submit questions ahead of time by using this Google Form: https://forms.gle/qVShjXGupwrHnvix9 

Two additional town hall sessions will be held for a statewide audience, scheduled for Tuesday, August 17 and Wednesday, August 18 (for the Spanish speaking community), both beginning at 6 p.m.

Contact Information & Resources

For general feedback - ODECovid19@ode.state.or.us
For questions about the events - morgan.zimmerman@ode.state.or.us

Visit the Ready Schools, Safe Learners webpage for the latest information on the 2021-22 school year.