Most parents are familiar with “COVID notification” letters, but the letters’ instruction on whether your kid must quarantine or not varies wildly from school to school.
Up from 48 the previous week, the numbers are likely an undercount or behind current case information.
COVID-19 vaccination rates for 12- to 17-year-olds in Oregon vary by county, with 59.6% vaccinated statewide.
Districts decry the loss of “local control” in health and safety decisions following the governor's order that schools require masks inside this fall.
Only a handful of Oregon’s counties have met the metrics to allow in-person instruction since the Department of Education published its guidance on COVID-19 in mid-August.
Classrooms for younger students could open in many districts, including in Clackamas County, through lower benchmarks that measure whether schools may conduct in-person classes.
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