ODE K-12 COVID-19 Updates 3/9/22

New K-12 ODE COVID-19 Guidance 3/9/22
Posted on 03/09/2022
New K-12 ODE Guidance 3/9/22

Good Afternoon District 9 Community,

As you may already know, the Oregon Department of Education’s guidance for K-12 masking changes on March 11th at 11:59 p.m. Masking will become optional for all staff and students effective March 12th. Some staff and students will continue to wear a mask or face covering for various reasons. Know that, EPSD9 supports your choice either way.

The ODE RSSL framework was updated last week. We have updated our protocols to reflect these updates. Click here to view the new ODE/OHA guidance slide deck for EPSD9. 

We look forward to welcoming students on Monday, March 14th with the new “masking optional” guidance. Please remind your student to respect the choices of others as we move through this transition. 

I would like, once again, to thank you for your support, flexibility and patience as we have worked together through the challenges of keeping our children in school. 


~Andy Kovach

ODE Face Coverings FAQ 

EPSD9 Safe Return Plan 21-22

EPSD9 Communicable Disease - Prevention & Action Plan 21-22

Communicable Disease Plan OHA 

RSSL Ready Schools Safe Learning 

Schools and School-Based Programs Vaccine Rule FAQs

Covid-19 Testing in Oregon’s K-12 Schools/iHealth Testing