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Coronavirus impacts Sweet Home


March 18, 2020

ABIGAIL BIRKETT of the Sweet Home High School cafeteria staff hands a lunch bag to Isaac Lindsey, 15, Monday morning, March 16, on the first day of the shutdown of local schools prompted by the coronavirus. Waiting, at left, are Lynkin Royer, 11, and Peyton Lindsey, 12, while cafeteria staffer Sarah Hicks assists.

The effects of the coronavirus hit Sweet Home hard going into last weekend as schools and agencies shut down in-person services to the public and residents scrambled to stock up on supplies. Events were canceled and some churches decided not to meet.

Sweet Home schools are closed for the next 2 and a half weeks, and this week began with a variety of municipal services closed to public access.

During the past week, the Oregon Health Authority and the Oregon Department of Veterans Affairs reported 14 positive tests associated with the Oregon Veterans Home in Lebanon, including 13 residents...

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