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COVID scare abruptly ends spring sports; fall aims to start Nov. 2


October 28, 2020

The spring “mini season” ended abruptly for Sweet Home athletes Thursday, Oct. 22, when the school district officials announced they were canceling sports through the end of this week after an athlete developed “a presumptive case of COVID-19.”

An Oct. 22 letter from Supt. Tom Yahraes did not identify the athlete, but Yahraes said “contact tracing is under way and we are working with the Linn County Health Department to notify all individuals who may have been exposed” to that student or to a staff member at Sweet Home Junior High who, he said, had been diagnosed with the coron...

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