PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Hundreds of students at Reynolds Middle School were possibly exposed to COVID-19 last week.
A school spokesperson said a person who later tested positive was in the cafeteria and exposed 200 of the school’s 1,000 students. The school district said it was notified of the potential exposure on Tuesday night.
The students were instructed to stay home and switch to online learning for Thursday and Friday. They will return to school on Monday.
It’s unclear exactly how many students may have had close contact with the person who tested positive. A spokesperson said the district is taking extra precautions since they don’t know the vaccination status of every student.
Earlier this week, about 1,000 students and staff at Reynolds High School were told to quarantine. They will return to class in-person on Monday as well.
The Reynolds School District is now asking parents and students to voluntarily provide proof of vaccination to avoid quarantine in the future.