Health Metrics — Framework for Reopening

  • For students who are enrolled in the Comprehensive Distance Learning/Hybrid Model, the West Linn-Wilsonville School District opened the year in Comprehensive Distance Learning. The Governor, Oregon Health Authority, and Oregon Department of Education created health metrics for school districts in Oregon. Those health metrics are advisory as of January 1. We will update this webpage weekly with the latest 14-day case total in Clackamas County. 

    As a reminder, the West Linn-Wilsonville School District will provide two weeks of notice before any transition to hybrid learning.

    Date                                                                                   Cases per 100,000                                                                                     Test Positivity

    1/10 - 1/23                                                                                     226.0                                                                                                          5.2%

    1/03 - 1/16                                                                                     308.2                                                                                                          6.6%

    12/27 - 1/09                                                                                   348.6                                                                                                          7.4%

    12/20 - 1/02                                                                                   317.2                                                                                                          6.2%

    12/13 - 12/26                                                                                 347.2                                                                                                          6.0%

    12/06 - 12/19                                                                                 407.6                                                                                                          6.5%

    11/29 - 12/12                                                                                 469.8                                                                                                          7.1%

    11/22 - 12/05                                                                                 454.9                                                                                                          8.3%

    11/15 - 11/28                                                                                 370.3                                                                                                          8.9%

    11/08 - 11/21                                                                                 338.7                                                                                                          7.4%

    11/01 - 11/14                                                                                 284.6                                                                                                         11.8%

    10/25 - 11/07                                                                                 195.3                                                                                                         10.0%

    10/18 - 10/31                                                                                 111.5                                                                                                          6.7%

    Health Metrics (required for transitioning to the hybrid model K-12)

    • For a school district that draws >10% of students or staff from one or more other counties, the
      rate of new “cases per 100,000” and percent of “test positivity” should be considered in each of
      those counties.
    • Schools must be in a county that is no longer in baseline phase to consider in-person instructional models.

    County Metrics 

    • Case rate: ≤50 cases per 100,000 population over 14 days (cumulative)
    • Test positivity: ≤5% in the preceding 7 days  

    Health Metrics (K-5 Exception)

    It is expected that schools will offer in-class options for students in grade K-5 to the extent possible. Younger students get the virus at lower rates, get less sick when they get COVID-19 and may spread the virus less than older children or adults. Younger students also need access to in-person instruction to build literacy and numeracy skills critical to their continued learning. An exception to meeting state and county metrics to return to in-person instruction for K-5 grade should be prioritized under the following conditions:

    • There have been no confirmed cases of COVID-19 among school staff or students in the past 14 days.
    • The case rate in the county is ≤100 cases per 100,000 population over 14 days.
    • The test positivity in the county is ≤8%.
    • Schools fully comply with sections 1-3 of the Ready Schools, Safe Learners guidance.

    To monitor health metrics in Clackamas County and across the state, please go to the Oregon Health Authority website. The district will provide updates as we near a possible transition to the hybrid model. To view the metrics in their entirety, please read page 15 of the state's Ready Schools, Safe Learners guidance.

    Students who are in the K12 Online Program can visit the program website for information.