SCHOOLS

Gov. Brown will require masks in Oregon K-12 schools for 2021-22

Salem-Keizer students and educators returning to classrooms in the fall will have to wear a mask indoors, Gov. Kate Brown said Thursday.

The governor directed the Oregon Health Authority and Oregon Department of Education to create a rule requiring masks inside K-12 schools for the 2021-22 school year, citing the wider spread of the more contagious Delta variant of the virus.

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