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COVID-19 cases force Olympus, Taylorsville High Schools to online learning

Olympus makes switch for second time since school reopened
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Posted at 4:02 PM, Oct 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-27 18:05:21-04

SALT LAKE CITY — Two more Salt Lake City area schools will move to online learning due to the rise in COVID-19 cases, including one that will make the switch for a second time.

Students at Olympus High School in Holladay and Taylorsville High School learned Tuesday they will be learning remotely for the next two weeks starting Wednesday.

Both schools have shut down in-person learning after outbreaks of 15 or more COVID-19 cases among students or staff. Students at Olympus and Taylorsville will be allowed to return to class on Wed., Nov. 11.

"We strongly encourage our students and families to adhere to current countywide health orders and avoid large gatherings and wear a mask in public in circumstances where social distancing is not possible." wrote Taylorsville Principal Emme Liddell in a note to students and parents. "If we fail to adhere to this guidance, we further put our extracurricular activities and in-person instruction in jeopardy."

For Olympus High School, this marks the second time since school restarted that it has been forced to move online. On Sept. 23, the school was first moved to remote learning because of COVID-19 cases on campus.