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Kids' return to school up in the air


September 30, 2020

At press time Monday evening, Sept. 28, Linn County has officially dropped out of eligibility for in-person schooling. That’s because Linn County has had a lot more cases this week – 55, which is 43.5 per capita.

That number pushes Linn County out of compliance with state-imposed metrics, and now schools will have to remain closed for a minimum of three weeks, until cases fall back below the 30 per 100,000 max for the youngest students to return.

For grades 4-12, The state requires 10 cases or less per 100,000 for three consecutive weeks: a metric Linn County has not met since the Or...

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