Despite change in state rules, Malheur County schools stuck online and with limited class time

New school Covid standards announced last week will allow some schools in the state to reopen. (The Enterprise/Les Zaitz).

SALEM - Gov. Kate Brown set a new target for Malheur County to get students back to regular schooling, but it won’t be easy to hit.

Malheur County is one of two in the state experiencing such high infection rates of the coronavirus that distance learning is going to be prime way to teach for now.

That means several districts can continue limited in-person classes – restricted to two hours a day – but putting every student fully back in a classroom instead of in front of a computer won’t happen soon.

Brown and Colt Gill, director of the Oregon Education Department, last week announced the latest revision to state rules governing schools.

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