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On June 25, 2021, Oregon Governor Kate Brown signed Executive Order No. 21-15, lifting the majority of COVID-19 restrictions in Oregon, effective June 30, 2021. This allows a return to the local decision making model for communities when it comes to the health and safety of students. Effective today, La Grande School District (LGSD) will no longer require masks during summer programming.

This fall, all La Grande School District students will attend school full-time, five days a week. Ensuring the safety of students and staff will remain a priority of the district. With children still not eligible for vaccination, and yet vulnerable to COVID-19, a safety plan will be put in place. La Grande School District will work with parents, community members, and staff to update district safety protocols once the Oregon Department of Education (ODE) releases their new Ready School, Safe Learner guidance. ODE guidance is expected on or before July 24, 2021 and LGSD will release their safety plan in early August.