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School district responds to COVID cases

The Sweet Home School District notified parents and staff Friday, Nov. 20, that two staff members had tested positive for COVID-19 at Oak Heights Elementary.

“The staff members who tested positive do not work with our limited in-person program and have had no contact with students,” Supt. Tom Yahraes wrote. The district conducted contact tracing, and those exposed were asked to stay home for 14 days and follow quarantine protocols. The entire school was cleaned and sanitized.

Linn County Health and the Oregon Health Authority did not recommend or require a school shutdown, as “the sec...