What is COVID-19

The Arc (National): 

Lane County Public Health (LCPH):

State of Oregon

Centers of Disease Control (CDC):

World Health Organization (WHO):

What Is Omicron?



  • CDC: Proper Fit
  • CDC: Improve How Your Mask Protects You
  • OHA: ”Why snug, multi-layered masks are more effective
  • Current CDC guidance, which hasn’t changed since 2020, says a mask should fit snugly, have two layers of breathable fabric and have a wire bridge around the nose.
  • OHA’s rules and guidance only loosely define face coverings, shields, and masks, without specifying how protective they should be.
  • The CDC guidance says N95 masks should be prioritized for healthcare workers.
  • However, health officials now say that there are no longer serious shortages of more protective masks, and that the CDC’s guidance is out-of-date with supply issues being resolved and in light of the Omicron variant of COVID-19.


Quarantine Guidance:

COVID-19 & Vaccination Resources for Children:

Lane County School District COVID-19 Info:

COVID-19 News Sources:

Glossary & Definitions:

Asymptomatic – People who are asymptomatic show no signs or symptoms of an illness or disease, such as COVID-19, but can still transmit the virus that causes the disease to others. Anyone who has come into contact with someone who tests positive for COVID-19 must get a test themselves.

CDC – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:

Close Contact – In the case of COVID-19, close contact is defined as any individual who was within 6 feet of a COVID-19-positive person for at least 15 minutes starting from 2 days before that person’s illness onset or positive test result.

COVID-19 – On February 11, 2020, the World Health Organization announced an official name for the disease that is causing the 2019 novel coronavirus outbreak, first identified in Wuhan, China. The new name of this disease is coronavirus disease 2019, abbreviated as COVID-19. In COVID-19, ‘CO’ stands for ‘corona,’ ‘VI’ for ‘virus,’ and ‘D’ for disease. The World Health Organization declared the outbreak a Public Health Emergency of International Concern on 30 January 2020, and a pandemic on 11 March 2020.

Exposure – Being in close contact (within six feet for at least 15 minutes in a 24-hour period) with a person who has recently tested positive for COVID-19.

Face covering – A cloth, polypropylene, paper, or other face-covering that covers the nose and the mouth and that rests snugly above the nose, below the mouth, and on the sides of the face.

Flurona – A combination of the words “flu” and “corona,” meant to convey cases where someone has both influenza and COVID-19 viruses. There is not a single combined virus.

Fully vaccinated — Completion of initial series of vaccination, such as the full two-doses of mRNA vaccine line Pfizer or Moderna.

Isolation – Used to separate people with confirmed or suspected COVID-19 from those without COVID-19.

LCPH – Lane County Public Health:

Mask – A medical-grade mask.

Mix-and-match –Regardless of which mRNA vaccine you initially received (Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna), you can “mix-and-match” the booster you receive. For example: If you received your initial two-dose series of Moderna, you could choose a Pfizer-BioNTech booster, and visa-versa.

Not up to date on vaccinations – It’s been more than six months since you completed your initial Pfizer or Moderna vaccine series or more than two months since you received the initial dose of Johnson & Johnson, or you are not vaccinated.

OHA – Oregon Health Authority

Quarantine – A strategy used to prevent transmission of COVID-19 by keeping people who have been in close contact with someone with COVID-19 apart from others.

SARS-Cov-2 – Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) is the strain of coronavirus that causes coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), the respiratory illness responsible for the COVID-19 pandemic.

Symptoms – COVID-19 symptoms can include shortness of breath, cough, fever, loss of taste or smell, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, sore throat, runny nose, nausea or vomiting, or diarrhea.

Up to date on vaccinations – You have received a booster or received your second dose of Pfizer or Moderna within the past six months or received the initial dose of Johnson & Johnson within the past two months.