North Bend School District has a robust health services team that supports the health and safety of our students. We are committed to providing an environment that puts student, staff and visitor health and safety first and our district has worked closely with local public health authorities in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
As COVID-19 continues to be a part of our daily lives, we regularly assess district operations and facilities to prioritize health and safety.
Currently, face coverings remain optional for students, staff and visitors.
For the 2022-23 school year, NBSD will be monitoring the Coos County community case rates using the CDC’s COVID-19 by County data. When our counties moves to high risk, the district will highly recommend wearing a face covering for all individuals, especially while in indoors, or in crowded outdoor settings. During periods of low or medium risk, the district will continue to recommend wearing a face covering.
When a positive case of COVID-19 is identified within the school setting, we work closely with the local public health authority to ensure that the person diagnosed with COVID-19 follows instructions for isolation and remains away from others until they can safely return to school.
It is important that we each recognize the role we all play in keeping our community healthy and safe by maintaining preventative personal hygiene practices:
Staying home when sick
Regular hand washing
Covering coughs and sneezes
In addition, we will continue the following practices:
Maintaining clean learning and working environments
Increasing ventilation in district facilities
Using HEPA filtration units in specific locations
Maintaining free hand sanitizer stations at each building entrance
Provide face coverings for any individual who chooses to wear one