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Threat and Hazard Resources

Monthly Minute: School Safety Newsletter

The Monthly Minute is a one-page newsletter providing insight and tips on potential threats and hazards brought to you by your regional school emergency management professionals in partnership with ODE. You can sign up at this link (sign-up link) if you would like to receive the Monthly Minute in your inbox at the beginning of every month. Or check out the latest newsletters below:

October 2021
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September 2021
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Planning Templates and Training Aids

The resources below can be used to draft plans for specific threats and hazards. ODE has published COVID-19 guidance—along with FAQs, sample letters and informational fliers—on our COVID-19 Resources page. To stay current on statewide concerns regarding COVID-19 please refer to the OHA COVID-19 resource page for information.


Pandemic Annex Sample: This sample annex was developed by the training team at Columbia Gorge ESD.

Basic Components of Pandemic Planning: This is a quick reference guide that can be used to outline and build a pandemic annex for your district or school EOP.

Pandemic Influenza Annex Sample: This is an alternative sample annex that can be filled in to address specific an unique district challenges. Developed by the training team at High Desert ESD.


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Pending update.

Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools

The following resources come from the REMS website and address specific threats and hazards.

Adversarial- and human-caused threats: Human threats that may impact students, staff, and visitors.

Biological hazards: Disease outbreaks, contaminated foods, and toxic materials.

Natural hazards: Earthquakes, floods, severe weather, etc.

Technological hazards: Power failure, dam failure, hazardous materials release.


Pending update.

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