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More schools in Davis County shift to online classes due to COVID-19; One in Carbon County

Posted at 9:49 PM, Nov 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-14 00:02:03-05

SALT LAKE CITY — More schools are temporarily going to an all-virtual method of learning due to COVID-19 outbreaks.

The Davis School District announced Friday that Farmington High School will make the change starting Monday, with the expectation to resume in-person classes after Thanksgiving break.

This will be the school's second two-week "soft closure" this school year — it went online from Oct. 21-Nov. 2 due to the spread of the virus. Exact case numbers were not given.

Several other high schools in the district — Bountiful, Davis, Layton, Viewmont and Woods Cross — along with Shoreline Junior High, also began "soft closures" earlier this week and are expected to also return to in-person on Nov. 30.

Northridge and Syracuse high schools began temporary periods of all-online classes last week and will resume in-person on Nov. 18 and 19, respectively.

Further details were sent to students and their parents/guardians.

In addition, the Carbon School District announced Friday that the Castle Valley Center will go virtual for the next two weeks.

"This recommendation from the Health Department came as a result of the increase of positive COVID-19 cases and the vulnerability of many of the students who attend Castle Valley Center," the announcement read. "This is a preventative measure and does not mean that the students and staff are quarantined. They will simply not be coming together for two weeks."

Castle Valley Center caters to students with special needs.