School status

As the world learns how to roll with the punches of the ever-present Covid-19 virus, area schools and parents are preparing for an in-person return to education. 

Oregon Health Authority representatives at an Aug. 17 press conference gleaned light on how Covid-19 and Monkeypox (HMPXV) cases might affect the upcoming school year. 

“Schools are critical to our children's social and emotional well-being,” said Dean Sidelinger, OHA health officer and epidemiologist. “I know they also create opportunities for viruses and illnesses to spread … Covid-19 numbers have declined . . .