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Where is our 'North Star?' A response to Gov. Brown's plan

Last Friday, Oct. 30, Gov. Kate Brown announced in a press conference new metrics for opening up schools for in-person instruction.

During her opening remarks she said, "This is a time for us to take a deep breath and reflect on the steps each of us need to take to keep our families safe and our communities safe."

I took her advice. Writing this column is my first step in keeping my family and community safe. The safety I am most concerned about goes beyond mere physical safety she is referring to. It is a holistic approach to safety, including psychological, social, and emotional safety....