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There will be no in-person classes until November for students in three of Oregon’s largest school districts.

Posted: Jul 29, 2020 9:40 AM
Updated: Jul 29, 2020 11:25 AM

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PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) -- There will be no in-person classes until November for students in three of Oregon’s largest school districts.

Portland Public Schools announced on Tuesday afternoon that classes would be online until at least Nov. 5.

In a similar move, The Beaverton School District said classes would remain online until Nov. 13. There is potential for kids in kindergarten through 3rd grade to go back earlier if Washington County gets to a point where it can meet the governor's new requirements, according to a district spokesperson.

"The reason we have set that timeline is that we know our families need to plan, especially our working families, need to find daycare options and they need to know how long at a minimum it’s going to be for," Shellie Bailey-Shah, public communications officer, said. "So, we wanted to give them as much information as we possibly could today.”

Portland Public Schools released a statement online:

"I am writing to let everyone know that after reviewing the best available guidance from health officials, and following today’s announcement by Governor Brown regarding new health metrics and standards for opening schools, we have determined that the PPS fall semester will begin online, using a new, comprehensive distance learning model."

On the heels of the announcements, the Salem-Keizer School District said it would tentatively plan to begin in-person classes on Nov. 16. It said it would hold a meeting Tuesday night to discuss school reentry. District leaders said 11th and 12th graders will not attend class in-person until the start of the second semester on Feb. 2.

The Tigard-Tualatin School District said it would begin the school year online on Sept. 14 and would keep classes online through the first nine weeks of the school year.

The announcements come on the same day the Oregon Health Authority reported the highest number of deaths tied to the coronavirus so far, with 14 deaths and 342 new confirmed and presumptive cases.

They also come as Gov. Kate Brown and health leaders on Tuesday released new metrics that schools and counties must meet to re-open.

Oregon Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 154878

Reported Deaths: 2206
CountyCasesDeaths
Multnomah31824528
Washington21099212
Marion18373285
Clackamas13328175
Lane10200126
Jackson8315111
Umatilla763982
Deschutes593459
Yamhill376764
Linn357756
Malheur334458
Polk303942
Klamath278455
Douglas244754
Josephine232849
Benton232516
Jefferson195128
Coos144019
Union128119
Columbia124821
Wasco122026
Lincoln112820
Hood River106429
Morrow104614
Clatsop7756
Crook77518
Baker6507
Curry4246
Tillamook4142
Lake3746
Harney2736
Grant2221
Wallowa1424
Gilliam531
Sherman530
Wheeler221
Unassigned00

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Cases: 3559311

Reported Deaths: 51794
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Los Angeles118923221241
Riverside2894503767
San Bernardino2860772783
Orange2607213982
San Diego2589823260
Santa Clara1102371777
Kern102627811
Fresno950151422
Sacramento929611464
Alameda802791241
Ventura77395834
San Joaquin665691082
Contra Costa62164674
Stanislaus55887946
Tulare47784746
Monterey42138327
San Mateo38872515
San Francisco34138398
Santa Barbara31763407
Solano30024164
Merced28915395
Sonoma28004298
Imperial26855589
Kings21951218
Placer19763232
San Luis Obispo19612227
Madera15414209
Santa Cruz14588183
Marin13136197
Yolo12787185
Shasta10969174
Butte10922160
El Dorado9095100
Napa899869
Sutter884597
San Benito575259
Yuba573336
Lassen560119
Tehama508152
Tuolumne394659
Nevada394074
Mendocino379643
Amador344841
Humboldt318033
Lake314140
Glenn221923
Colusa212813
Calaveras190547
Siskiyou174014
Inyo128736
Mono12114
Del Norte9875
Plumas6536
Modoc4524
Mariposa3957
Trinity3675
Sierra990
Alpine810
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