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OUR VIEW: As Malheur County schools plan to reopen, we all need to do our part

Families and educators in Malheur County got a grand gift just before Christmas when Gov. Kate Brown declared schools should open. That should lift spirits across the county, but don’t go tossing your face mask quite yet. There is considerable work ahead to put the plan into play.

Brown and her staff recognized what has become evident in recent weeks. Schools aren’t spreaders of the Covid infection. Gathering students and teachers doesn’t seem to trigger a medical game of tag. In some ways, kids are more protected in the classroom than they . . .