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COVID counts may open doors of classrooms


September 16, 2020

The most current numbers from the Oregon Health Authority by county set Linn County at 13 cases per 100,000 the week ending Sept. 5, which is the third consecutive week Linn County has been eligible for students K-3 to return to the classroom.

“As of those numbers, we can have kids back in school,” said Supt. Tom Yahraes at the School Board’s monthly meeting Monday, Sept. 14. He noted that the county does not yet meet the metrics required for in-person schooling for older students.

However, Yahraes said the district will stick with universal distance learning until the six-week mark...

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