School Reopening Resources

Current General Metrics for Reopening Schools

School Re-Opening MetricsAlternate version of  general metrics for returning to in-person instruction.

This COVID-19 SCHOOL METRICS EXPLAINER (link above) graphic provides an easy way to determine the metrics recommended for in-person instruction and the allowable exceptions that permit schools to have students on-site.

Returning to in-person instruction is one of Oregon’s highest priorities. This priority goes hand-in-hand with supporting the health and safety of our students, staff and the families they return to each day. Schools not only provide the education that Oregon’s children need to succeed, but schools also provide for social-emotional growth and support, nutritious meals, and access to medical care.

Governor Brown’s Executive Order 21-06 and March 5, 2021 decision to “…return to the learning environment we know serves [students] best: in-person instruction” alters the metrics explainer chart and provides direct guidance for the operation of public schools, public charter schools, and education service districts. It is advisory for private schools.

More information about best practices to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in schools are available on ODE’s website. Local school districts are designing their own processes for determining when to reopen schools to in-person instruction. Visit your local school district website or contact your local school or district for information. If you have questions about the ODE’s guidance, please email

Ready Schools, Safe Learners Guidance

Research Informing Reopening Guidance

School Related FAQs

Resources from Other Agencies

Middle Fork Complex Fire -

Evacuation and Safety Information