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CDA schools go to 'yellow'

| September 25, 2020 1:00 AM

The Coeur d'Alene School Board voted to change the risk classification of its district from "orange" to "yellow" during an early morning meeting today.

The unanimous vote came following a special meeting earlier this week when board members were conflicted about even making a motion to vote on the change.

"Yellow" will be implemented starting Oct. 5 to give the district time to make necessary arrangements to prepare. "Yellow" means minimal risk — kids will be back in school in person five days a week with practical social distancing in place. Masks will still be required.

Superintendent Steve Cook said he can't emphasize enough how important it is for students to stay home if they're not feeling well.

"Our challenge now is to try to keep our schools open, and that takes a partnership with our families to do so," he said.