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Utah Back to School COVID-19 information

Back to School
Posted at 7:45 AM, Aug 05, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-23 16:41:18-04

Kids are heading back to school soon, so we've compiled this helpful list of COVID-19 regulations. This is not a complete list and will be updated as more information enters the FOX 13 newsroom. Check back for updates.

Alpine School District

- Vaccinations: Not required
- Masks: Not required
- Testing: Only required in a test to stay protocol

Beaver School District

- Vaccinations: Not required
- Masks: Not required
- Testing: No testing

Cache County School District

- Vaccinations: Not required
- Masks: Not required
- Testing: Bear River Health Department will provide free diagnostic testing for any K-12 student or employee of public and charter schools that experience symptoms or believe they have been exposed.

Carbon School District

- Vaccinations: Not required
- Masks: Not required
- Testing: If 30 or more students test positive for COVID-19 in one school, the “test to stay” protocol will be implemented
- Quarantine: Students who test positive for COVID-19 will be required to isolate for 7 days

Canyons School District

- Vaccinations: Not required
- Masks: Not required
- Testing: Not specified
- Quarantine: Students who test positive for COVID-19 required to quarantine at home for 10 days.

Catholic Schools

- Vaccinations: Not required
- Masks: Judge Memorial High School, within Salt Lake City is adhering to the city's mask mandate for K-12 students. Students who are too young to be eligible for vaccinations at all other schools are required to wear masks. High school principals have power to require masks at certain events.
- Testing: Not specified
- Quarantine: Not specified

Daggett School District

- Vaccinations: Not known
- Masks: Not known
- Testing: Not known
- Quarantine: Quarantine is REQUIRED when there is exposure to anyone who has tested positive for COVID-19. We are using the 7-day return rule, meaning the date of exposure is day 0, and if the student does not have symptoms on day 7 and they have a negative COVID-19 test, the student may return to school.

Grand County School District

- Vaccinations: Not required
- Masks: Required indoors for K-6 students
- Testing: No testing
- Quarantine: If child (or staff member) was within six feet of the quarantined person for 15 uninterrupted minutes or more (CDC guidelines), he/she may be deemed a close contact. If child (or staff member) has been vaccinated against Covid, he/she will not be tested (unless he/she is symptomatic) and will be allowed to remain in school. If child (or staff member) has not been vaccinated against Covid, he/she will be tested for Covid by the school nurse. If the test results are negative, the student or staff member will be allowed to remain in school. If the test results are positive, the student or staff member will be quarantined.

Granite School District

- Vaccinations: Not required
- Masks: Not required
- Testing: If cases reach a threshold for dismissal (2% of the student population or 30 cases if student population is less than 1,500), the district and health department will initiate a rapid testing program to reduce the amount of time that students are away from school.
- Quarantine: Those who are exposed will NOT be quarantined if: they had a confirmed case of COVID-19 in the past 90 days, have been fully vaccinated, the positive individual and the exposed individual were both wearing masks at the time of exposure, or if non-immunized they wear a mask for 10 days following exposure.

Iron County School District

- Vaccinations: Not required
- Masks: Not required
- Quarantine: Students who test positive will be provided other learning options, but will not be physically in school. Parents of students who may have been exposed to COVID-19 at a school activity or in a classroom will be sent a letter via email/Remind informing them of the exposure and providing them with recommended actions and other important information. Students who were exposed but have not tested positive will NOT be required to quarantine.

Jordan School District

- Vaccinations: Not required
- Masks: Not required
- Testing: There are no “test-to-play” protocols in place for extracurricular activities.
- Quarantine: Decisions for students and employees who may have been in close contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19 will be made with the county health department.

Juab School District

- Vaccinations: Not required
- Masks: Not required
- Testing: Testing will not be required in most circumstances, including for extracurricular activities
- Quarantine: Decisions will be made by the Health Department. Students will receive a quarantine notice if they spent more than 15 minutes in the same indoor classroom as someone who has tested positive for COVID-19. The notice will recommend that these exposed students remain at home for up to 10 days, unless they are immunized, or have had a confirmed case of COVID-19 in the past 90 days, or choose to wear a face mask at school for 10 days after the exposure.

Kane County School District

- Vaccinations: Not required to enroll in school or extracurricular activities
- Masks: Face masks are not mandatory but students are welcome to wear them.
- Testing: Testing will not be required in most circumstances, unless a school has more than 30 positive cases in 30 days.
- Quarantine: If a student tests positive for COVID-19 they will be required to quarantine at home for 10 days.

Logan School District

- Vaccinations: Not required
- Masks: Not required
- Testing: If a school meets a threshold of either 2% or 30 positive cases, a “Test to Stay” protocol will be implemented in cooperation with the Bear River Health Department.
- Quarantine: Staff or students who shared a classroom or participated in an extra-curricular activity with a positive individual for 15 minutes or longer are considered exposed and will be contacted by the school.

Millard School District

- Vaccinations: Not required
- Masks: Not required
- Testing: No testing

Murray School District

- Vaccinations: Not required
- Masks: Not required
- Testing: No testing
- Quarantine: Decisions will be made by the Health Department. Parents/guardians will be contacted by public health if their student was closer than six feet for more than 15 minutes to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 or if they participated in an extracurricular activity with a COVID-19 positive individual.

North Summit School District

- Vaccinations: Not required
- Masks: Required ONLY in elementary schools that have a 2% positivity rate

Park City School District

- Vaccinations: Not required
- Masks: Required ONLY in elementary schools that have a 2% positivity rate

Provo School District

- Vaccinations: COVID-19 vaccination not required to enroll in school or join an extracurricular team, but is encouraged for those eligible.
- Masks: Face masks are not required but recommended.,
- Testing: COVID-19 testing not required in most circumstances, including for extracurricular activities.
- Quarantine: It's possible a student may be quarantined if they have COVID-19 or have been exposed to COVID-19. That decision will be made by the health department.

Salt Lake City School District

- Vaccinations: Not required
- Masks: Required for grades K-12
- Quarantine: Student will stay home from school until At least ten days have passed since the first symptom appeared, symptoms have improved, and there has been no fever for at least 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medication. If a student is asymptomatic and tests positive for COVID-19, the student will stay home until ten days have passed since the positive test.

South Summit School District

- Vaccinations: Not required
- Masks: Required ONLY in elementary schools that have a 2% positivity rate
- Quarantine: If a student has been exposed to COVID-19: A parent or guardian can choose to have their student quarantine at home for a total of 10 days, or have their student quarantine at home for 7 days and be tested on day 7 to return to school, or have their student wear a mask at school for 7 days and be tested on day 7.

Tooele County School District

- Vaccinations: TBA
- Masks: TBA
- Testing: Testing will not be reuired to enroll in school or extracurricular activities unless 2% of students and staff test positive for COVID-19.
- Quarantine: TBA

Uintah School District

- Vaccinations: Not required
- Masks: Not required
- Testing: No testing

Wayne County School District

- Vaccinations: Not required
- Masks: Not required

For details about any policy, please check the school district's website and social media pages or reach out to the school directly. This is not a complete list and schools may change policy without notice.