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Sunshine Industries slowly restoring operations after COVID shutdown

Sunshine Industries Unlimited restarted its day support services for local disabled adults on Aug. 31, following a months-long hiatus due to COVID-19.

The services, however, look much different than before, said Executive Director Brittany Maudlin.

“We have more than one external force working with us that creates the rules to allow us to do some things and not other things,” she said.

The arrival of COVID-19 in Linn County and the ensuing restrictions effectively shut down Sunshine in March, similar to what happened to local schools.

The organization laid off most of its employees an...

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