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Number of Oregon schools reporting COVID-19 cases drops from 25 to 21

The total number of cases of students or staff who have tested positive also dropped this week, from 52 to 40.
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PORTLAND, Ore. — The number of COVID-19 cases being reported at Oregon schools dropped in the most recent weekly report from the Oregon Health Authority (OHA), for the week ending Sunday, Oct. 18.

The number of Oregon schools reporting COVID-19 cases dropped from 25 to 21, while the total number of cases of students or staff members who tested positive also dropped this week, from 52 to 40.

Five new schools were added to the list this week, but that was offset by nine schools being removed from the list and being placed on a list for schools that have resolved their cases. To be moved to that list, 28 days must pass since the school's most recent onset.

Schools with no new cases for 56 days after the last case's onset will be removed from the weekly report completely.

INTERACTIVE: Oregon schools with recent COVID-19 cases

OHA first started reporting COVID-19 infections at Oregon schools as part of its weekly report on Sept. 30. The number of reporting schools and cases increased for two weeks in a row before this week's decline.

The reporting only includes K-12 schools that are offering any form of in-person learning. Of the 21 schools listed this week, none have reported more than five total infections:

  • Sutherlin East Elementary School, at 323 E 3rd Ave. in Sutherlin (Douglas County): 2 students and 0 staff members; most recent onset was Sept. 24
  • A C Houghton Elementary School, at 1105 N Main Ave. NE in Irrigon (Morrow County): 2 students and 0 staff members; most recent onset was Sept. 25
  • South Medford High School, at 1551 Cunningham Ave. in Medford (Jackson County): 0 students and 1 staff member; most recent onset was Sept. 26
  • Forest Hills Lutheran Christian School, at 4221 SW Golf Course Road in Cornelius (Washington County): 0 students and 1 staff member; most recent onset was Sept. 27
  • Nyssa High School, at 824 Adrian Blvd. in Nyssa (Malheur County): 1 student and 4 staff members; most recent onset was Sept. 30
  • Nyssa Middle School, at 101 S. 11th St. in Nyssa (Malheur County): 0 students and 4 staff members; most recent onset was Sept. 30
  • Amity Elementary School, at 300 Rice Lane in Amity (Yamhill County): 1 student and 0 staff members; most recent onset was Sept. 30
  • Griffin Creek Elementary, at 2430 Griffin Creek Rd. in Medford (Jackson County): 0 students and 1 staff member; most recent onset was Sept. 30
  • Thurston Elementary School, at 7345 Thurston Rd. in Springfield (Lane County): 0 students and 1 staff member; most recent onset was Sept. 30
  • The Siskiyou School, at 631 Clay St. in Ashland (Jackson County): 0 students and 1 staff member; most recent onset was Sept. 30
  • Elgin High School, at 1400 Birch St. in Elgin (Union County): 0 students and 1 staff member; most recent onset was Oct. 2
  • Heppner Elementary School, at 235 Stansbury St. in Heppner (Morrow County): 2 students and 0 staff members; most recent onset was Oct. 2
  • Stella Mayfield Elementary, at 1111 Division St. in Elgin (Union County): 0 students and 1 staff member; most recent onset was Sept. 23
  • Nyssa Elementary School, at 809 Bower Ave. in Nyssa (Malheur County): 1 student and 3 staff members; most recent onset was Oct. 5
  • Waldorf School Bend, at 2150 NE Studio Rd. #2 in Bend (Deschutes County): 3 students and 4 staff members; most recent onset was Oct. 5
  • South Umpqua High School, at 501 Chadwick Ln. in Myrtle Creek (Douglas County): 1 student and 0 staff members; most recent onset was Oct. 8
  • Hamilton Creek School, at 32135 Berlin Rd. in Lebanon (Linn County): 0 students and 1 staff member; most recent onset was Oct. 9
  • Sunset Elementary School, at 245 S. Cammann St. in Coos Bay (Coos County): 1 student and 0 staff members; most recent onset was Oct. 11
  • Madison Elementary School, at 400 Madison St. in Coos Bay (Coos County): 1 student and 0 staff members; most recent onset was Oct. 11
  • St John Fisher School, at 4567 SW Nevada St. in Portland (Multnomah County): 1 student and 0 staff members; most recent onset was Oct. 13
  • Sherwood Heights Elementary School, at 3235 SW Nye Ave. in Pendleton (Umatilla County): 0 students and 1 staff member; most recent onset was Oct. 13

Here are the schools with one or more cases of COVID-19 where the most recent onset happened more than 28 days ago:

  • St. Mary's Academy, at 1112 Cherry Heights Rd. in The Dalles (Wasco County): 1 student and 3 staff members; most recent onset was Sept. 4
  • Irrigon Junior Senior High School, at 315 SE Wyoming Ave. in Irrigon (Morrow County): 0 students and 2 staff members; most recent onset was Sept. 14
  • Kennedy Elementary, at 2860 N Keene Way Dr. in Medford (Jackson County): 0 students and 1 staff member; most recent onset was Sept. 14
  • Kingsview Christian School, at 1850 Clark St. in North Bend (Coos County): 2 students and 0 staff members; most recent onset was Sept. 17
  • Kalmiopsis Elementary School, at 650 Easy St. in Brookings (Curry County): 1 student and 0 staff members; most recent onset was Sept. 18
  • Roosevelt Elementary School, at 1212 Queen Anne Ave. in Medford (Jackson County): 0 students and 1 staff member; most recent onset was Sept. 19
  • Four Rivers Community School, at 2449 SW 4th Ave. in Ontario (Malheur County): 0 students and 4 staff members; most recent onset was Sept. 20
  • Hedrick Middle School, at 1501 E Jackson St. in Medford (Jackson County): 0 students and 1 staff member; most recent onset was Sept. 22
  • Vale Elementary School, at 403 E Street West in Vale (Malheur County): 0 students and 1 staff member; most recent onset was Sept. 22

Infections at schools that are only offering Comprehensive Distance Learning, and don't have any students onsite, will be reported as workplace outbreaks, which are also listed in OHA’s Weekly Report

OHA currently reports outbreaks of COVID-19 when five or more cases are identified in a workplace that has 30 or more employees.

Read OHA's Weekly Report