Covid-19 Restriction Phase-Out Plan and Frequently Asked Questions

Covid-19 Restriction Phase Out Plan

MARCH 8, 2022: International School of Portland has released its multi-step plan for lifting Covid-19 restrictions. Please see the plan summary here.

Frequently Asked Questions

My child has been isolating, and requires a test to return to school. What do I do if I can’t find a test?

If your child has been quarantining due to a positive test, a positive family member, or an exposure at school, we can test to return to school. If you family doesn’t have access to a test, please set up an appointment with Brandy Ascough (

If your child has been quarantining due to an exposure outside of school, such as during extracurricular activities or social events, per regulations we cannot offer a test at school.

Is there a travel quarantine?

As of March 7, 2022, we no longer require a travel quarantine for unvaccinated (or under-vaccinated) students.

My child has had both doses of the vaccine and is more than 14 days after the second dose. We now have a positive case in our house. What should we do?

Due to the highly contagious nature of Omicron, we ask all vaccinated students with a positive case in their household to remain home for three days and get tested. If they are not symptomatic,  we can perform a test at the school on the 4th day, if the family doesn’t have access. Please set up an appointment with Brandy Ascough if you need a test to return to school.

Who should get tested?

If you have symptoms of COVID-19 or if you were a close contact of someone with COVID-19, you should get tested regardless of your vaccination status. Close contact means being within six feet of someone for 15 minutes or more over the course of a day, with or without a mask or face covering.

If you are getting tested because you had close contact with someone who has COVID-19, it’s best if you wait three days after you were together before taking a test. The test is less accurate if you get tested too soon. You should stay home and away from others while you wait.

If I’ve been fully vaccinated, should I still get tested?

Fully vaccinated individuals should still get tested if they have  symptoms of COVID-19. If you were a close contact of someone with COVID-19, you should also get tested.

Please do not visit an emergency department for testing, unless you require emergency care for your symptoms. Emergency departments in Oregon are under significant strain responding to the current surge in COVID-19.