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Local school doors closer to opening


November 4, 2020

A change to school re-opening metrics announced Friday, Oct. 30, by Gov. Kate Brown has changed the landscape for Sweet Home School District officials.

The somewhat relaxed COVID-19 restrictions, which were effective immediately following the governor’s announcement, may allow younger students in Linn County to start in-person or hybrid learning as soon as next week.

The new coronavirus metrics allow a slightly higher case count for students returning to schools: on-site and distance learning now involves a 5-8% test positivity rate and 50 to 100 cases per 100,000 over the course of the...

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