School district weighs continued mask mandates

State plans to lift some requirements on March 12


March 2, 2022

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Masked students arrive at Foster School for the first day of brick-and-mortar classes in February 2020.

Sweet Home School District issued a survey Friday, Feb. 25, asking parents whether they want masking to continue following an announcement, made earlier in the week, that Oregon will lift mask requirements for indoor public places and schools on Saturday, March 19.

The Oregon Health Authority reported Thursday, Feb. 24, that COVID-19-related hospitalizations continue to drop, with levels projected to fall below those recorded at the beginning of the Omicron variant's surge late last year.

Earlier in February, the OHA announced that the general indoor-mask requirement, as well as the K-12 in...

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