Thursday, May 20, 2021

Neah-Kah-Nie Staff, Students, & Parents,

Yesterday, Oregon Health Authority released updated guidance regarding use of face coverings
and interim guidance for individuals fully vaccinated against COVID-19. With the new guidance,
school districts have the latitude to make the decision to require or not require face coverings at
all times. After meeting with the school district nurse and school administrators, we decided to
continue to require face protection on school district property with the exception for student
athletes exerting themselves outside while maintaining social distancing. School district
coaches will decide when it is appropriate for student athletes to wear/not wear face protection
during physical exertion (running, rapid pace walking, etc.) The school district will continue with
current social distancing safety protocols.
Vaccinations are available for students age 12 and older. Please contact Rinehart Clinic or
school secretaries for additional information.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact school principals or me.
Be safe,

Paul Erlebach, Superintendent
Neah-Kah-Nie School District

Face Covering Guidance Letter