Health and Wellness
DDHS Covid Testing Consent Form
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Letter to Parents 9/22/2021
September 22, 2021
Dear Families and Staff of David Douglas High School,
We have been notified that an individual at David Douglas High School has tested positive for COVID-19. We are working closely with the Multnomah County Health Department and Multnomah Education Service District on how to best keep those that may have had contact with this person safe. As part of a general response to keep everyone in the cohort safe and to protect the health of our community, we are temporarily transitioning the affected cohorts to Comprehensive Distance Learning.
Please note that if you are NOT separately notified that your student needs to quarantine, they are able to continue attending onsite activities at this time.
Each COVID-19 exposure situation is unique and may need a different response. In this case, the district is taking the following steps:
1. Confirming the report of the positive case of COVID-19 with the Multnomah County Health Department.
2. Sending a separate notification to all exposed cohorts and asking them to quarantine at home for 10 days to watch for any symptoms. This may include students and staff in the exposed classroom cohorts, bus routes, and activity/athletic groups.
3. Carefully following the mandated guidelines for reducing the spread of COVID-19 in the school setting, including daily cleaning and disinfection requirements from Oregon’s return to school guidance.
4. The names of students and staff who report a COVID-19 event or illness to the school will be kept confidential. We ask that you please respect the privacy of anyone impacted by COVID-19.
Per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the best ways to prevent the spread of COVID-19 are to stay home when sick, wear a close-fitting, multi-layered face mask, practice physically distancing, and practice good health-hygiene habits. These include washing your hands frequently with soap and water, covering your coughs and sneezes, and avoiding contact with people who have signs of illness. Wearing a face mask reduces the spread of respiratory virus, but masks are not a substitute for physical distancing. Individuals should maintain at least 6 feet of distance from people outside of their household even when wearing face masks. It’s also important that you notify the school if your student develops symptoms of COVID-19 or if your student or a household member receives a positive COVID-19 test result. Please ensure that your contact information is up to date with the school office.
If you have health related questions, please contact your school nurse, your healthcare provider, your local health department, or check the CDC website.
Greg Carradine, Principal and
Ann M Loeffler, MD Deputy Health Officer, Multnomah County Health Department email@example.com
David Douglas Student Health Center provides a weekly COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic 2:40 pm to 4:40 pm Wednesdays. Call 503-988-3554 to schedule. Drop-ins are welcome. Vaccination is free and available to all Multnomah County residents ages 12 to 19, regardless of immigration or insurance status. Youth ages 12 to 14 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian or have a signed consent form.
Multnomah County Student Health Centers will help students age 12-18 make a COVID-19 vaccination appointment. Or students/families can drop-in at any of Multnomah County Health Department’s weekly Pfizer clinics. No appointment necessary. Vaccination is free and available to all Multnomah County residents, regardless of immigration or insurance status.
The Multnomah County Student Health Center
Multnomah County Student Health Centers (SHC) offer convenient physical and mental health care services to all Multnomah County students ages 5-18. There are no out-of-pocket costs . The clinic located at David Douglas High School is open 8:45 am-4:45 pm weekdays for in-person, phone and video visits. Call 503-9883554 to make an appointment.
Student Health Centers are also open at Centennial, Parkrose, Roosevelt and Reynolds high schools.
SHC can also connect students and their families with community resources for food or help with medical insurance.
For more information:
- Visit the Student Health Center website
- Stay connected and follow SCH through Student Health Center Facebook and Student Health Center Instagram
Visit the DDSD Food Resources webpage for pantry and meals information
View School Meals information on the Nutrition Services webpages