Judge denies motion by Oregon schools to reopen in-person

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A judge denied a proposal by three Christian schools in Oregon that wanted to reopen for in-person learning this fall, finding Gov. Kate Brown’s regulations on schools during the coronavirus constitutional. The attorney for the three schools urged U.S. District Judge Michael W. Mosman to grant a temporary restraining order that would have halted the governor’s order and allowed the three schools to reopen with in-person classes this fall. The Oregonian reports the state argued that health concerns take precedent and that the temporary limitations on in-person instruction is necessary because of the risk to public health.