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Oregon school district fined $11K over COVID violations

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Posted at 9:01 AM, Nov 15, 2021
and last updated 2021-11-15 11:01:57-05

ADRIAN, Ore. — An Oregon school district has been fined $11,000 for failing to uphold the state indoor mask mandate and other violations.

The current state mandate requires students to wear masks indoors to help stop the spread of COVID-19. The Adrian School District, near the Idaho border, is a small district with about 300 students.

Aaron Corvin with OSHA told KGW-TV an inspection was done in response to complaints. OSHA inspectors said they found two COVID-19 violations and two unrelated violations.

A “willful violation” related to mask-wearing garnered most of the fine at $10,500. School officials say they filed an appeal and requested a hearing for three of the four violations, including the one for $10,500.