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9 Things Educators Need to Know About Coronavirus

Coronavirus cases have now directly hit U.S. schools.

In Oregon, state health officials on Friday said a person who has “presumptively” tested positive for the virus had spent time in an elementary school outside Portland, possibly exposing students and staff there.

In Washington state, state health officials said a high school student in the Seattle area had gotten a “presumptive” positive test and had spent a brief amount of time on his campus this week.

In both cases, confirmation of the virus is pending by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

It’s a big challenge to sort through all the information and what is most urgent for school officials. Here’s a guide to things educators need to know right now.

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