As students return to Oregon classrooms for another school year, state health and education officials are asking people to do their part to slow the spread of COVID-19 so students can stay in school. Appearing in a Tuesday press conference with Governor Kate Brown…Oregon Department of Education Director Colt Gill said everyone holds some responsibility to achieve a full-time in-person school year. He asked Oregonians to wear a mask and get vaccinated to help achieve that goal. Dr. Dana Braner, physician-in-chief at Oregon Health & Science University children’s hospital, said a return to in-person school is essential, not only for children’s education, but for their physical and mental health as well. Although the school year has just begun, a few Oregon schools have already had to close or delay their start due to student and staff quarantines because of COVID-19 cases.