A New Normal
Navigating Through the New Rules and Constant Changes
Posted on 11/04/2020
Temperature CheckWe have always known that we are unique and COVID-19 is just one more example of what makes us special. Due in large part to the efforts of many of our leaders, schools in Harney County are open for in-person instruction.  Not only are we open but we are “full” in-person.

Thank you to Senator Findley, Representative Mark Owens, Representative Bowman, Jolene Cawfield, Nic Calvin, Judge Pete Runnels, our County Commissioners, Matt Hawley, Steve Quick (and I am sure there are others)!


Even though case tests that are positive are on the rise, we can continue to remain open  through January 1, 2021 as long as we don’t hit 60 positive tests.  There will be new information to guide us at that point; but, for now, we remain open.  Janet Caldwell and Shannon Criss are Harney County’s Reopening Advisors.  What this means is that they attend weekly meetings with the State and work with local officials to keep updated information.  If you have questions, get in touch with either of them and they can help find the answers.  Each district was awarded CARES ACT funds that have helped to offset costs associated with keeping our schools open while following guidelines.