LOGAN CITY, Utah — A Utah school district is warning parents and students about non-sanctioned homecoming dances that could lead to a spike in COVID-19 cases.
The Logan County School District posted the warning to its Facebook page Thursday morning after learning of the events.
"We have been made aware of a number of privately sponsored dances being planned throughout the valley during the next few weeks as replacements for the Homecoming dances that will not be held at local high schools," the statement read. "These dances are not sponsored nor endorsed by the Logan City School District."
In the post, district officials point out how COVID-19 case spikes have occurred after large-scale gatherings such as dances where people are crowded together.
The district says it will do all it can to arrange traditional events where students can safely participate throughout the school year.
"We encourage students and community members to continue to follow health and safety guidelines that have allowed our community to manage COVID-19 as well as we have up to this point."
However, comments made on the district's Facebook post show that not everyone is on-board with the request.
"If you’re not going to throw them a dance then they’ll do it themselves, and if the parents are okay with it then it’s none of your business!" said commenter Brandi Astle.
"So its ok to have large-scale events such as a football game, but not a dance. Got it." replied Holly Glover.