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Superintendent: New mask rule for students might help transportation

Students of all ages will be required to wear masks in schools in Fall, according to Oregon Department of Education guidelines released Wednesday, July 22.

The order requires all students and staff to wear face coverings inside school buildings, with exemptions for students with disabilities who require exemptions in their individualized exemption plans.

The guidelines will also require limited interactions between different groups of students, so there will be no more “passing time” as students know it, Superintendent Tom Yahraes said. “It tells us we can’t we can’t have a 7-pe...