Upcoming Changes

March 9, 2022


Dear Canby School District Families,


As we’ve shared previously, face coverings will be optional in Canby schools starting March 12. Along with that comes new state guidance that brings several other shifts in how we manage COVID-19 in our schools.


Please see below for an overview of the changes.

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We know that some welcome this news while some will have concerns. Some will choose not to wear masks, and some will continue to wear face coverings for a variety of reasons. In Canby schools, our priority is kindness and respect in order to honor each individual’s decision around masks. Please join us in this effort!


Not only are take-home tests available at your school while supplies last, but families also can now order four more free test kits through USPS. In total, U.S. households can place two separate orders for free, at-home COVID-19 rapid tests (four test kits per order).


Finally, we want to remind families that students, as always, should stay home when they are sick to prevent the spread of any illness. The Oregon Health Authority and Oregon Department of Education direct students to stay home if they have any of the following symptoms: temperature of 100.4 or greater, cough, chills, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, new loss of taste or smell, headache with stiff neck or fever, diarrhea, vomiting, skin rash or open sores, red eyes with discharge, jaundice, acting differently without a reason, or a major health event.


As always, thank you for your partnership as we keep Canby schools safe and welcoming places for all.


Sincerely,

Kristen Wohlers

Director of Communications

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