Both River Mill and Clackamas River elementary schools are closed because of a COVID-19 exposure on Thursday

COURTESY PHOTO - River Mill Elementary School has been closed after a confirmed exposure of COVID-19.

Becuase of a confirmed COVID-19 exposure, River Mill and Clackamas River elementary school buildings are closed to limited in-person instruction.

Clackamas County Public Health officials notified the Estacada School District of the exposure at River Mill on Oct. 8, according to the district. Officials then contacted the person exposed, who is now self-isolating at home and monitoring for symptoms. Anyone who had been around the exposed person also was contacted and asked to begin self-isolating as well.

To protect privacy, the Estacada School District said no other information on the exposed person will be released.

In an online announcement, the school district said it is implementing more safety precautions as a result of the confirmed case.

Limited in-person instruction for pre-K through fifth grade will be canceled at the school. All elementary school students will transition back to comprehensive distance learning, while secondary-level students will continue as scheduled.

Meanwhile, the River Mill and Clackamas River buildings will undergo additional cleanings.

The Estacada School District reminded everyone to continue wearing a face covering, practicing physical distancing and good hygiene habits.

"We will continue to communicate with families and the community regarding the details of building closures," the district said. "We apologize for the inconvenience of this closure, and we thank the community for continuing to do their part to protect themselves and others."

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