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Redmond School Board Requests Local Control of Mask Rules

The Redmond School Board has sent another letter to the Oregon Health Authority asking to halt efforts to extend the state’s COVID mask and vaccine requirements in schools. The letter, signed by four of the five board members, also asks OHA to return the decision-making to local agencies. Yesterday, the agency held a public hearing–and plans two more on Monday–to discuss the mask  and vaccination rules in schools. Health officials want to remove the current February 8th expiration date for the state’s mask mandate and make the rule indefinite. While not permanent, the OHA could rescind the rule at any time when COVID cases are back under control. Entire Letter


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