Face coverings optional outdoors effective Monday, Dec. 6
The Oregon Health Authority and Oregon Department of Education recently released updated guidance on outdoor face covering requirements for schools. Effective Monday, Dec. 6, all students, staff, volunteers and visitors are no longer required to wear face coverings while outdoors. This includes, but is not limited to: athletic events, outdoor PE, outdoor music, recess and arrival and dismissal. Until additional updates are provided, all physical distancing and other related safety protocols still apply.
People who feel more comfortable wearing a face covering while outdoors may continue to do so.
Face coverings are still required indoors
There is no change to the current face covering requirements inside of SKPS buildings and offices. All employees, students and visitors must continue to wear a face covering indoors, this includes sporting events.
Test to Stay
The district is aware of the new “Test to Stay” program recently announced by the Oregon Health Authority. District leaders and the District Health Authority are working to evaluate a process of implementation and will share additional information as a decision and process to implement is made.