CORONAVIRUS, EDUCATION, Oregon

No school reopening until significant coronavirus drop, governor says

A temporary school marking on Old Wilson River Road in Gales Creek. Photo: Chas Hundley

Until the state sees a rapid decline in the spread of COVID-19, students won’t see the inside of a classroom, Oregon Governor Kate Brown said during a Friday morning press conference. 

According to the Oregon Health Authority, the rates of infection and test positivity have more or less been flattened; however, the most recent OHA update shows that 5.4% of COVID-19 tests are positive in Oregon.

“Our infection rate is still too high to get all of our kids safely back into the classrooms and most of our schools this fall,” Brown said. “To keep students, teachers and staff safe in our schools across the state, we need to see a much more rapid decline in case numbers and we need . . .

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