SWEET HOME, Ore. -- Sweet Home Junior High School will be closed through the rest of the week after a staff member was diagnosed with COVID-19.
Superintendent Tom Yahraes said in a letter to staff and families that a student-athlete at the high school has a presumptive case, as well.
District officials are working with the Linn County health department to conduct contact tracing and notify people who may have been exposed. Those individuals will be asked to self-isolate for two weeks and follow health and safety protocols from the Oregon Health Authority.
The school closure will allow for deep cleaning, Yahraes said. Teachers will continue to deliver distance learning to all students remotely.
High school athletics have been canceled through next week.