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Students, staff at two Salt Lake Co. schools under 'quarantine at home'

Posted at 7:56 AM, Mar 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-16 09:56:23-04

SALT LAKE COUNTY, Utah — Students and staff at two Salt Lake County schools are taking additional precautions to limit the spread of COVID-19 after three children became infected with the virus.

"Two of the infected children attended school while symptomatic; the schools potentially affected are Hunter High School in West Valley City and Entheos Academy, a charter school with campuses in Magna and Kearns," a news release from the Salt Lake County Health Department said.

The Health Department instructed students and staff of both schools to quarantine at home until March 27.

"Quarantine at home means the students and staff of those schools should not leave home for ANY reason, except when advised by their health care provider to seek medical care in person. They should not go to work, school, or any public place, including stores, malls, theatres, restaurants, or any other retail establishment. They should also not visit family or friends or have any visitors at home," the news release said.

Those affected by the potential exposure are urged to monitor themselves for COVID-19 symptoms: cough, fever over 100 degrees Fahrenheit and shortness of breath.

People in those households are also urged to clean frequently-touched surfaces daily.

"This includes counters, tabletops, doorknobs, bathroom fixtures, toilets, phones, keyboards, tablets, and bedside tables," the news release said.

Click here for further details from The Salt Lake County Health Department.