Weekly COVID-19 Mitigation Reminders: Symptom Screening

The Redmond Proficiency Academy (RPA) COVID-19 Safety Guide outlines the plan RPA will follow to mitigate the spread of COVID and work to maintain the health and safety of staff, students, and the community. 

COVID is still present in the community and RPA will take every precaution to protect our students, staff, and families and remain fully open for students to access in-person learning.

By following the Oregon Department of Education, Oregon Health Authority, and Local Public Health Authority. State and Local Public Health Authority guidance RPA will strive to remain open and provide a safe environment for both staff and students.  Additionally, RPA will continue to utilize the Layered Health and Safety Measures in order to help mitigate the spread of COVID. Layered health and safety measures help us maximize full-time, in-person learning and reduce disruptions for students, staff and families.

Symptom Screening

There are primary and secondary COVID symptoms. Any students with one or more primary COVID symptoms will be excluded from school. Any students with secondary symptoms are asked to monitor their symptoms and stay home until they are symptom-free without the use of medication. Families are asked to contact Hillary Kirk (541) 633-0311, the school nurse J.R. Coronado 541-316-0286, or Katie Johnson 707-410-8821 with any COVID  symptom questions or concerns. Individuals should consider getting tested for COVID with any primary or secondary symptoms of COVID. 

  • Primary Symptoms Include: Fever of 100.4 or higher, cough, chills, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, new loss of taste or smell. 
  • Secondary Symptoms Include: Headache, sore throat, diarrhea, nausea/vomiting, congestion/runny nose, muscle aches/pains, fatigue. 
  • All students and staff who test positive for COVID will be excluded from school until their set date of return. 
  • All students and staff who are experiencing primary COVID symptoms but do not obtain a COVID test will be excluded for 10 days from symptom onset.

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