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To evolve throughout the year; Gov. Brown creates Healthy Schools Reopening Council

SALEM, Ore. (KTVZ) — The Oregon Department of Education on Wednesday released Ready Schools, Safe Learners, the initial guidance for how public and private schools will develop an operational blueprint for the 2020-21 school year.

ODE said the blueprint will evolve throughout the year, based on school district, public health and community feedback, as well as incorporate new health and safety guidance to adapt to the COVID-19 situation as it changes.

The guidelines say schools must implement measures to limit the spread of COVID-19, from physical distancing and hand-washing to requiring 35 square feet per person when determining room capacity, striving to maintain six-foot physical distance.

Schools are

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