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Health Dept. approves Weber School District's proposal to hold graduation walks

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Posted at 6:15 PM, May 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-11 20:18:53-04

OGDEN, Utah — The Weber-Morgan Health Department has authorized the Weber School District to hold graduation walks.

On May 1, the State of Utah moved from a "red" high-risk phase to an "orange" moderate-risk phase in its response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The change in phases has allowed some businesses and other facilities to reopen, and it's the reason the Weber-Morgan Health Department opted to allow graduation walks for the Weber School District.

"The health department has graciously granted us permission to host these events, but only if we can guarantee that health and safety measures will be adhered to. Please act responsibly and do your part in helping us make this a positive experience for everyone," a Facebook post from the School District said.

The School District is still working to finalize its plan for the graduation walks, and there will be several restrictions in place to make them as safe as possible:

• Graduation walks will be by appointment only
• The schedule must be strictly followed
• Only the senior and members of same household are allowed to attend
• Seniors and their family should arrive in one vehicle
• If anyone is sick, they should not attend
• Face coverings are highly recommended
• Everyone should practice proper social distancing and remain six feet apart from others outside of their group
• Absolutely no congregating on school grounds (This includes parking lots, athletic fields, lobbies, hallways and waiting waits)
• Once the senior has completed their walk, they should immediately leave the premises with their family

The Weber School District's plans for virtual graduation ceremonies on May 29 are still in effect.