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Schools report dozens of cases, might see rise as county figures increase

BEND, Ore. (KTVZ) — Schools have adapted to the pandemic and created a system that officials say has worked for safe learning. However, Deschutes County is moving into the Extreme Risk category for COVID-19. While schools operate with different guidelines, they still see the effects of rising COVID-19 numbers.

There have been 70 cases of COVID-19 in the past 28 days at Bend-La Pine Schools, according to the district’s dashboard. High schools see the bulk of these cases. Health officials say it’s extra-curricular, outside-school activities that appear to be increasing young people’s risk of getting the virus.

Carly Keenan is speaking with Bend-La Pine school officials to see what they are doing to prepare for an increase in COVID-19 numbers. She’ll have a report on NewsChannel 21 Fox @ 4.

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