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We’ve documented each step of education in the time of COVID-19, from the lockdown onset to the county board’s recent consideration of what guidelines to suggest — coverage that now has more than 80,000 social media shares and comments.

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Our story cites the recommendations, related studies, experts and community members. And it includes a box with information on how to participate in the public meeting.

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Just look at our stories in the past week on the name debate over John Wayne Airport, Coronavirus hospitalizations, veterans cemetery planning, government spending practices and youth sports guidelines.

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