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Covid-19 rates & numbers: What they mean for SPS

Covid-19 infection rates & numbers

Springfield Public Schools is expected to meet certain state-mandated requirements before any in-person learning can take place in the district. The number of positive Covid-19 cases in both Lane County and the state of Oregon must reach and stay below a certain number over the course of three weeks. Students in kindergarten through grade three adhere to slightly different standards.

In an effort to provide clear information about those rates, as well as how the numbers affect in-person learning, SPS will share weekly updates with the relevant numbers on social media and the district website.

By the numbers

In order for SPS to hold in-person instruction for all SPS students, Lane County must meet the following standards:

  • Fewer than 10 positive cases per 100,000 people (30 per 100,000 for K-3) over the previous 7 days and a less than 5% positivity rate in the previous 7 days for both the county and state of Oregon.
  • Students in grades K-3 have slightly different standards and can potentially return to school sooner than older students.

*These numbers must hold for three weeks in a row. 

For up-to-date numbers, please follow these two links: Lane County Public Health & Oregon Health Authority

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