2A | WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 5, 2020 Schools Continued from Page 1A less sick and spread the virus less than older stu- dents and adults,” oﬃ- cials wrote. “Younger stu- dents also need more in- person instruction to build literacy and math skills critical for lifelong learning. “Schools in remote and rural communities are less likely to contribute to the community spread of COVID-19 cases that can- not be traced and con- tained.” To have in-person in- struction for K-3 or re- mote and rural students, the following conditions must be met: h Fewer than 30 cases per 100,000 over seven days h Test positivity of 5% or less over seven days h COVID-19 is not ac- tively spreading in the school community h School districts are in compliance with sec- tions 1-3 of Ready | APPEAL TRIBUNE Schools, Safe Learners Guidance For districts doing in- person instruction, oﬃ- cials said they still need to create plans to switch to comprehensive dis- tance learning should they need to again. This should include training for staﬀ and no- tiﬁcation of the commu- nity, if one or both condi- tions are met: h 20 or greater cases per 100,000 over seven days h Test positivity of 7.5% or greater over seven days All school districts must implement compre- hensive distance learning if the following condi- tions are met: h 30 or more cases per 100,000 over seven days h Test positivity of 10% or greater over seven days Brown said Tuesday that all options are still on the table when it comes to additional restrictions being put in place to stop the spread of the virus moving forward. “Predictability is not part of this pandemic,” said Jim Green, executive director of the Oregon School Boards Associa- tion. “While it’s extremely disappointing to weigh not reopening schools this September in some areas,” he said, “we have to make hard decisions based on protecting the health of our students, our staﬀs and our com- munities.” Natalie Pate is the education reporter for the Statesman Journal. 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Ethically, people aren’t supposed to create new campsites and there are laws limiting it, but trying to stop people in vast na- tional forests is next to impossible, Cross said. Another problem is that many visitors don’t appear to have as much experience recreating in a national forest with limit- ed facilities. “We’ve seen a lot of is- sues with people not knowing how to bury poop, or use maps or even have the right footwear,” Cross said. Rangers said trash was luring bears to campsites in some areas. In addition to over- ﬂowing trash, parking is the other main concern statewide. Many trail- heads and recreation sites are full by early af- ternoon, leading to illegal parking that could block emergency vehicles. “The best way to help is to come early, pick less crowded places and make sure to pack out all of your trash,” Havel said. “It’s strange time. Nor- mally, with this level of use, we’d expand capaci- ty at campgrounds and trailheads. But we can’t do that right now.” Less experience leads to accidents The rise in visitors has also led to an uptick of ac- cidents in the outdoors. In the last week alone, a 19-year-old died climb- ing Three Fingered Jack, an 18-year-old died swimming in the Willam- ette River and a 6-year- old died after being hit by a runaway jet-ski at Fos- ter Lake. In addition, search and rescue teams have con- ducted 10 rescues in two Public Notices months at Blue Pool, also known as Tamolitch Falls, on the McKenzie River Trail. The most re- cent rescue required a person airlifted to a hos- pital after jumping oﬀ the high cliﬀs and into the pool. A lost hiker required an overnight search party last Friday into Saturday in the Opal Creek area. “We’ve seen an in- crease in rescues throughout the county and (are) asking the pub- lic to take precautions when visiting,” the Linn County Sheriﬀ ’s Oﬃce said in a news release. Beyond accidents and crowding, the other ele- phant in the room is hu- man-caused wildﬁres. As Oregon dries out, and temperatures rise into the 100s, the forests will become increasingly ready to ignite, and with more people with less ex- perience, the concern of a wayward cigarette or someone parking on grass that ignites in- creases, oﬃcials said. A summer-long trend PUBLIC POLICY NOTICES Public Notices are published by the Statesman Journal and available online at w w w . S t a t e s m a n J o u r n a l . c o m . The Statesman Journal lobby is open Monday - Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. You can reach them by phone at 503-399-6789. In order to receive a quote for a public notice you must e-mail your copy to SJLegals@StatesmanJournal.com , and our Legal Clerk will return a proposal with cost, publication date(s), and a preview of the ad. LEGAL/PUBLIC NOTICE DEADLINES All Legals Deadline @ 1:00 p.m. on all days listed below: ***All Deadlines are subject to change when there is a Holiday. The Silverton Appeal Tribune is a one day a week (Wednesday) only publication • Wednesday publication deadlines the Wednesday prior LEGAL/PUBLIC NOTICE RATES Silverton Appeal Tribune: • Wednesdays only - $12.15/per inch/per time • Online Fee - $21.00 per time • Affidavit Fee - $10.00 per Affidavit requested The number of people in the forest is only ex- pected to rise. The virus is still spreading, leading Ore- gon Gov. Kate Brown to announce additional lim- its on gatherings and events. Many sports that begin practice in August will be delayed, and it’s unclear how and when kids will return to school. That means the out- doors will remain the last best place to ﬁnd enjoy- Agate Beach, like many reopened state parks, has seen overflowing garbage in recent weeks. ment for many Orego- nians. But the outdoors will only remain a refuge as long as wildﬁres aren’t roaring and people are doing their best to treat the land with respect. ‘Know before you go’ To address the con- cerns due to crowding, the Forest Service sent out the following mes- sage: 1: Be prepared for large crowds and no parking. If you don’t show up early parking may be limited. We ask that you have a prepared alternative lo- cation before arriving. If illegally parked on the sides of the road, emer- gency vehicles won’t be able to reach you in your time of need. 2: Bears are coming for your trash! Please pack out what you take in and clean up after yourself. Due to these challenging times, the Forest Service has limited services available. 3: Be safe by bringing and wearing proper gear. There are limited emer- gency services but in- creased amounts of safe- ty incidents are occur- ring. 4: Fire Awareness – Don’t leave ﬁre pits smol- dering and unattended. Do not light ﬁres where not allowed. Several ﬁres have wildly escaped and expanded through the forests. 5: Check forest area availability through web- site, social media feeds or Forest Service Interactive Map. Find him on Twitter at @ZachsORoutdoors.