Covid has schools ready to pivot; LCC: Only vaccinated on campus


Area college and school district officials are facing a familiar problem heading into the 2021-22 school year – how to establish Covid-related guidelines in the face of ever-shifting guidance from public health officials.

District leaders from Springfield, Creswell, Cottage Grove and Pleasant Hill had released their latest policies in anticipation of the new school year, all following guidance from public health agencies. That included “strong encouragement” to wear masks indoors.

Thursday morning, Gov. Kate Brown directed the Oregon Health Authority and Oregon Department of Education to issue . . .