Outside In, updates & Resource round-up 4/2

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Do you ever feel like we’ve been stuck inside forever? Hard to believe some days that it has only been a year. All of of the nice weather these last few weeks has me full of SPRING FEVER (and allergies, alas). This week’s story, Outside In (a Caldecott Honor winner this year!) is a reminder of all of the ways one can connect with nature, inside and out. What is your favorite thing to do outside?

Hopefully, by now, you have received your bus information – if not, or if you have made any last minute changes, you can look up your students’ bus info here (you will need their regular login info). If your student is attending Hybrid, they will be able to take home school meals for both their in-person day and the following at-home day. Lunches will also be available at school every day 11:45-12:45 and at schools and bus stops on Fridays. More Hybrid (and CDL, too!) information can be found here. If you haven’t seen it already, please watch our Arrival and Dismissal video, as things will be a little different this spring:

Last but not least, please remember to check your student for COVID-19 symptoms and exposures before they come to school for in-person instruction. A quick visual screener can be found here, or if you prefer a written version: English, Spanish.

If a student has symptoms of COVID or has been exposed to someone with symptoms or a positive test, learn online. No symptoms or exposures - come to school!

Resource Round-up 4/2

  • Vaccine Information
    • Vaccine Distribution in Oregon. COVID-19 vaccines are being distributed according to Oregon’s COVID-19 Vaccination Plan.  The phases of vaccine eligibility are  available here . Keep informed with OHA’s vaccine update pages in English and Spanish. The latest eligibility categories and dates are  
      • March 29
        • Adults age 45 to 64 with underlying health conditions with increased risk as defined by the CDC
        • Seasonally-impacted frontline workers, such as migrant seasonal farm workers, seafood and agricultural workers, and food processing workers
        • Currently displaced victims of the September 2020 wildfires
        • Wildland firefighters
        • People living in low-income and congregate senior housing
        • Individuals experiencing houselessness
        • Pregnant people 16 and older
    • April 5
      • Frontline workers (now includes paid and unpaid religious workers) who have a job that puts the individual at higher risk for contracting COVID-19 because of: regular close contact with others outside of their household (less than six feet); and routine (more than 15 minutes per person(s)) close contact with others outside of their household; and cannot perform their job duties from home or another setting that limits the close or routine contact with others outside of their household.
      • Multigenerational household members (people in households where three or more generations live, such as a home where an elder lives with a parent and grandchild; or an individual or individuals residing with and caring for a relative who is not their own child–i.e. a grandchild, niece, or nephew)
      • Adults 16-44 with one or more underlying health conditions with increased risk
    • May 1
      • All Oregonians 16 and older
    • COVID-19 Vaccine Community Dialogue Session for Asian Community. This Zoom session will have Mandarin interpretation: Thursday April 15, 5:00-6:30 p.m. Zoom link: https://bit.ly/3kQ9xIR . Questions about these sessions? Please contact danilyn.galvez@dhsoha.state.or.us . flyer 
    • Vaccines for People Who Are Homebound. If you work with people who are homebound who would like to get vaccinated and are not already connected to services (like County or DHS Aging & Disability services), please have them call 503-988-8939.
    • Vaccine Pilot Program. The Multnomah County Community Health Center is participating in two vaccine pilot programs for Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs). More on the HRSA program is here. To become a Multnomah County Health Department patient, please call 503-988-5558.
    • Ride Connection Provides Free Rides to Vaccine Clinics. Ride Connection is providing free rides to vaccine clinics for people age 60+ and people with disabilities who have appointments. Call 503.226.0700, TTY: 711. Flyers in English and Spanish