Schools will remain shuttered if COVID-19 cases continue to rise, Gov Brown says

The Banks Middle School. Photo: Chas Hundley

OREGON - Governor Kate Brown announced that Oregon school reopening in most cases will be tied directly to COVID-19 case numbers and metrics in Oregon and in each county a school district resides in.

Shortly after, the Banks School District announced that school would begin online only.

To open to in-person learning, a school district must meet these criteria before school officials can opt to open school buildings to students. 

According to Dr. Dean Sidelinger, the Oregon Health Authority state epidemiologist, Oregon’s positive COVID-19 positive tests must be at or below 5% in the prior seven days over a three week period. At the county level . . .

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