New Oregon schools advisory in effect today

New Oregon schools advisory in effect today

SALEM, Ore. -- Oregon's education and health departments are issuing a new "School Health Advisory for Continuity of Instruction." The new advisory insists schools use their layered approach of preventive measures, including masks, to retain in-person for the balance of the school year. The advisory says a pre-pandemic protocol for respiratory disease outbreak is in place with the state experiencing a respiratory illness increase as people relax pandemic guidelines. The advisory is the first from the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) and the Oregon Department of Education (ODE) since March 2, 2022. That advisory ended April 30. The new advisory is effective today through August 31, 2022. ODE and OHA says they are prioritizing safety protocols needed to continue full-time, in-person school for all students, and, "We know our students learn …
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