Spectrum’s leadership is monitoring the COVID-19 situation daily and receiving direction from the Higher Education Coordinating Commission in observing the CDC guidelines to limit the spread of the virus.

Spectrum is a small school with six students in a class. The risk of exposure is very low in comparison to larger schools with student populations of 200 or more.

This is our current policy. As additional information becomes available, the policy will be updated as needed.

The clinic floors will be closed the week of March 16th in order to ensure we are well below the 50 person gathering limit. Eight students are on track to complete their programs this week, which will also reduce numbers.

The school will be closed from March 22nd through March 29th. We will reopen in our new location, 15115 SW Sequoia Parkway, Tigard, OR  97224. This space has been unoccupied for two years. It will be deep cleaned by a professional cleaning service prior to our move-in and will be sanitized by staff again before students and clients return on March 30th. Distance learning through online options will be implemented when possible.

All staff, students and clients are encouraged to stay home if they are experiencing upper respiratory symptoms. If they experience symptoms while at school, they will be required to leave. Our policy of charging $45 for cancelling an appointment with less than 24 hour notice has been lifted temporarily. We will announce when its enforcement is reinstated.

All staff, students and clients are encouraged to wash hands for twenty seconds with soap and water and/or use hand sanitizer along with avoiding touching your face.

Cough or sneeze into a tissue or your elbow. If you use a tissue, wash your hands afterwards.

Sharing of food, including potlucks is discouraged.

The last fifteen minutes of the day will be spent sanitizing all hard surfaces.

Anyone who feels unsafe should not come to school. Hours missed due to concerns about coronavirus will need to be made up in order to complete the program and comply with state requirements. This will extend your completion date but students will not be charged a fee for extending their contract due to COVID-19.

If the situation changes, Spectrum will promptly take action in consultation with the Higher Education Coordinating Commission and communicate our plan to all staff, students and clients so you can remain informed and supported.