OHA files permanent rules for masking in schools
February 2, 2022
By Scott Swanson
Of The New Era
Sweet Home schools Supt. Lisa Riggs says she wasn’t surprised by the Oregon Health Authority’s announcement late last week that it was making requirements for masking indoors in K-12 schools permanent, and that school and school-based program staff be vaccinated.
“We’re already doing this, so this doesn’t actually inhibit us,” Riggs said Monday, as the district launched into the second half of its school year.
State health officials emphasized that the rule filing “will maintain masking protections during the current Omicron surge,” according...