School Reopening Resources

All public and private Lane County schools are required to submit a plan for reopening in the 2020-21 academic year to Oregon Department of Education. Lane County Public Health is committed to working with educational partners to provide support and resources to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and keep our communities safe and healthy.

Public Health staff will be meeting regularly with school teams to share information and resources. As these meetings occur, we will be posting frequently asked questions (FAQs).  Lane County has also posted tools to aid schools with symptom screening.

Many of these documents and pages can be found on the Oregon Department of Education COVID-19 website, but Lane County Public Health will also be cataloging the newest versions of the documents here for your convenience.  

Resources from Oregon Department of Education (ODE)

Ready Schools, Safe Learners guidance

Version 3.0.1; dated July 29, 2020

Operational Reopening Plan Blueprint

Sample Reopening Plans

Sample Reopening Plans from Colton, Newberg and Mapleton School Districts

Comprehensive Distance Learning Guidance

Tools from ODE

School Reopening Decision Tree

Sample Communicable Disease Plan

Sample Contact Log

Communications Toolkits

Communications Toolkits (template letters to families, school boards, etc.)

Room Occupancy Signs

State Reopening Metrics Flowchart

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) from ODE


School face covering and distancing FAQ

Instruction FAQ

Transportation FAQ

Cohorting FAQ

Resources from Other Agencies

About Ready Schools, Safe Learners

The Ready Schools, Safe Learners guidance was released on June 10, 2020, by the Oregon Department of Education and Oregon Health Authority. It includes guidance and considerations for schools as they plan to reopen schools in the fall.

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