CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK

Oregon’s decision to close schools came fast as staffing was proving ‘too difficult’

Gov. Kate Brown announces new state restrictions in a news conference in Portland on Thursday, March 12. (Jonathan House/PMG Media)

SALEM – In a matter of hours, the need to close Oregon schools came into sharp focus for Gov. Kate Brown.

Schools, she was told, expected to quickly run short of staff as concerns deepened over the novel coronavirus.

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