Covid Policies and Links to Community Resources

As we move toward the end of the school year, Serendipity remains committed to mitigating the spread COVID-19 and protecting the health of our students and staff. Here is some updated information about Serendipity’s health and safety protocols along with links to COVID-19 resources.

Our health and safety protocols are based on the recommendations from the Ready Schools, Safe Learners Resiliency Framework guidance, provided by the Oregon Department of Education and the Oregon Health Authority

Universal masking on campus

While Oregon has lifted its indoor masking mandate, Serendipity’s campus remains a universal masked setting. Here is the letter that was sent out earlier this year explaining that decision.

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Covid symptoms

Watch for symptoms of COVID-19, keep your student home if they are sick and inform Serendipity of their symptoms.

Testing

Please click the button below for information about COVID testing and locations of testing sites.

If someone tests positive for COVID

Please notify Serendipity if your student tests positive for COVID. Individuals who test positive will isolate for at least five days following the day they tested positive, or the day their symptoms started (whichever came first). They may return to school following the five day isolation period AND after being fever-free for 24 hours without the aid of fever-reducing medication, AND other symptoms are improving. Public health guidance also recommends that they wear a well-fitting mask for days 6-10 following a positive test, in all indoor public settings.

If a student or staff member tests positive for COVID and they were determined to be on campus during their infectious period, Serendipity will notify the families of students who were in close contact with the positive case and will provide the latest public health guidance. Currently, public health does not require individuals to quarantine based on an exposure to a COVID case, as long as they are symptom-free.

Vaccinations

Vaccinations and boosters for those who are eligible remain an important strategy in mitigating the spread of COVID and reducing the likelihood of severe symptoms.

You can find more information and locations of vaccination and booster sites by clicking the button below:

Local guidance

Serendipity remains in communication with Multnomah County Public Health and continues to monitor the spread of COVID within our community. Serendipity is prepared to respond when and if public guidance changes. The CDC maintains a tracker of COVID-19 community levels (low, medium, high) in every county. The levels are based on hospital beds being used, hospital admissions, and the total number of COVID cases in the area; it also gives prevention recommendations based on each level.

Please join us in helping ensure all students and staff are healthy and safe.