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Roy, Cottonwood high schools close for two weeks after students test positive for COVID-19

Outbreak is associated with multiple classrooms at the school
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Posted at 6:36 PM, Oct 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-14 08:35:38-04

ROY, Utah — Roy High School and Cottonwood High School are moving classes online beginning Wednesday after students tested positive for COVID-19. Both schools reported more than 15 positive cases Tuesday.

At Roy, Wednesday will be a teacher preparation day and the school will be closed.

The schools will hold classes online through Tuesday, October 27, and in-person classes are expected to resume on Wednesday, October, 28,

"It appears the outbreak is associated with multiple classrooms which have been affected. Currently, 15 or more students have tested positive for COVID-19 within the past two weeks. According to the Utah Department Of Health School Manual, an outbreak is defined when, '15 people tested positive for COVID-19 across multiple settings in the school (more than one classroom) and are connected by the same time period…'," the letter states.

During the closure, the school will be disinfected and sanitized in accordance with the Weber School District's "Safe Weber" protocols.