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Weber High School to move to online instruction following COVID-19 outbreak

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Posted at 7:55 PM, Nov 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-04 21:55:30-05

PLEASANT VIEW, Utah — The Weber School District announced Wednesday night that because of an outbreak of COVID-19, Weber High School would move to two weeks of online instruction starting Thursday.

Officials reported 15 or more individuals connected with the school have tested positive for COVID-19 within the past two weeks, which has impacted many classrooms.

The transition to online instruction does not mean all individuals need to quarantine. Only those who have been exposed to COVID-19 are required to quarantine at home.

The soft closure will begin Thursday, November 5 and run until Wednesday, November 18. Students are scheduled to return to class the following day, November 19.

During the time of online learning, the school building will be thoroughly disinfected and sanitized.

Some clubs and other extracurricular activities can continue if there are no positive cases associated with the group. Activities will be evaluated individually to see if they are eligible to continue.

Weber High is the third major high school to go to online learning because of COVID-19 following Roy High and Bonneville.

Roy High School closed October 14 and students returned on the 28 of that month. Bonneville closed on October 29, and their students are scheduled to return on November 12.

Officials are asking that individuals associated with Weber High to be vigilant about their health and practice social distancing and mask wearing when appropriate.