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Schools report success for first semester

Infection rates said to be relatively low

As the first semester of the year draws to a close, Crook County School District has fared better than many dared hope in its response to the COVID-19 pandemic. To date, none of the county’s schools have needed to close their doors due to an outbreak and the number of quarantined individuals has been relatively small.

“Right now, between staff and students, we’re running about 1500 people in the district and I think our total number of cases to date, going into Thanksgiving break, was 51,” says Superintendent Mark Broderson.

“Our numbers have been pretty good. We haven’t reached a high percent...

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