WALLOWA — The Wallowa School District will be closed entirely on Monday, Nov. 2, but will resume educating students Tuesday, according to a Facebook post late Friday afternoon.

The district's elementary school will return to in-person teaching on Tuesday, while the junior high and high school will enter full comprehensive distance learning on Tuesday.

Superintendent Tammy Jones told the Chieftain late Friday that a total of four individuals in the district have tested positive for COVID-19.

The district has been closed since Thursday, Oct. 29, one day after a case of COVID-19 was confirmed in the school.

In a previous Facebook post, Jones wrote the district was going through several deep-cleaning processes in order to ready the buildings for students.

Wallowa County has reported 51 cases of COVID-19, including two new cases on Friday, according to data from the Oregon Health Authority, and has tested 1,267 individuals — roughly 17.8% of the county's population.

In Oregon, there have been 44,389 reported cases of COVID-19 — including a record one-day high of 600 Friday, and 675 deaths attributed to the virus. Just over 1% of the state has contracted the virus, and 20% has been tested, according to OHA data.

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