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School board reviews state COVID-19 advisory

Sweet Home School District School Board members reviewed the Jan. 3 Oregon Department of Education’s school health advisory, issued earlier this month.

The ODE recommended that schools pause extracurricular activities or ensure they follow the same layered mitigation safety protocols practiced during the school day to protect against COVID-19. The ODE described the Jan. 3 advisory as “the most critical and urgent issued to date.”

The changes have come as the ODE predicts that Oregon communities will be experiencing the impacts of the Omicron variant over the next several weeks.

The...