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With state guidance, schools begin plans for fall


June 17, 2020

Tom Yahraes

Sweet Home School District officials are figuring out how to implement guidelines released last week by the Oregon Department of Education for how schools should operate in the fall amid COVID-19.

The new rules will require more space per student, plenty of sanitization and face coverings, and changes in how students and teachers spend time together, said Supt. Tom Yahraes, who spent the weekend studying the requirements.

One thing is clear: School will likely look a lot different in the fall, according to Yahraes.

"It's requiring us to analyze our facility spaces so we can follow social...

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