High school students could return to some in-person classes next month, as theagent Thurston County Health Authority officially approved high schools to begin a “cautious and phased approach” to in-person learning on Friday.
In a letter to school principals, Dr Dimyana Abdelmalek wrote that transmission rates in Thurston County have dropped to 121.4 per 100,000 population, according to the governor’s risk assessment dashboard.
The state Department of Health’s measure for returning to in-person classes is to have fewer than 200 cases per 100,000 people over a 14-day period, which Thurston County encountered.
“I recommend that schools take a gradual and cautious approach to in-person learning for high school students after high school students return,” Abdelmalek …
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