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Frequently Asked Questions - Face Coverings:

Why are students asked to wear face coverings?

The State guidelines require face coverings to be worn when physical distancing is not possible.  By maintaining this guideline, we make it possible to come to school each day and to provide extracurricular activities.  Your student may be asked to wear a mask when they cannot maintain physically distancing such as on a bus, hall transitions or specific areas of the school.

What if my child has specific medical concern?

You should contact your school principal to request individual accommodations.

Do I need to provide a face mask for my student?

Although a reusable face mask will be provided for each student and staff member, we encourage you to provide your own.  This mask should be cleaned each day.  If a student forgets their mask, a disposable mask will be provided for the day.

Can my child opt out of wearing a mask?

Face coverings will be required when physical distancing is not possible.  Specific accommodations through IEP, 504 and Student Health Care Plan may be requested.

Is a Grab and Go meal still available if I choose the online learning for my student?

Yes, your student will have the option of ordering a grab-and-go breakfast and lunch.

How does reopening work with transportation?

Parents will continue to provide a daily wellness check for their child.  If the child is sick, keep them home.  Students will wear face coverings while on the bus due to the fact that physical distancing is not always possible.  The bus driver will assign seats so that each child sits in the same seat each day.  Family members will be asked to sit together. Buses are cleaned each day and after each alternative trip.  All bus drivers will be trained on how to monitor their own health and how to clean the bus based on COVID-19 cleaning protocols.  Bus drivers and transportation staff will wear mask. 

What is a wellness check?

Good question. EVERY MORNING before getting on the bus or arriving at school, all students and employees of North Sanpete School District should check for the following symptoms:

  • Fever of 100.4 or greater
  • Chills
  • Cough
  • Runny nose or nasal congestion
  • Sore throat
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Headache
  • Diarrhea
  • Fatigue
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Muscle and body aches
  • New loss of taste and smell
  • PLEASE contact the school if your child is sick. Seek medical attention as needed

Is it possible the district or a single school will temporarily close?

Yes, this is possible.  If a person becomes ill, the local health department will conduct an investigation and work with our district nurses on how to respond.  This maintains privacy and consistency. A directive for temporary dismissal will come from our local health department or from the State.  In the event that a single school or the entire district closes, students will continue to receive instruction from their assigned teacher(s).  Teachers have been provided and will continue to be provided training on how to incorporate best blended/remote learning practices into their instructional plans. 

What if my student exhibits COVID-19 symptoms at school?

For students exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms at school, the administrative staff will place the student in a quarantine room until a parent can be contacted and the student sent home. A nurse will contact the parent to ask screening questions and provide direction.  This will help to maintain privacy and assure proper communication with the health department.  The room will be sanitized after each use.

Students with minor injuries will be address separately from those students who fall ill at school.

How will we respond when someone in one of our schools becomes ill with COVID-19 or there is a potential outbreak?

School nurses and administration will work closely with Central Utah Health Department regarding procedures for responding to a positive COVID-19 case by an employee, student, visitor, or those who have come in contact with an individual testing positive.  The district and schools will follow the directive of the health department for temporary school closures due to COVID-19.  Parents will be notified through the PowerSchool ALERT system.  The school nurse or administrator will send a letter to parents if an outbreak occurs (i.e. class, entire school)

Where can I find COVID-19 resources?

  • Information on quarantine and isolation (also see documents attached):
  • coronavirus.utah.gov (see specifically "frequently asked questions")
  • health.utahcounty.gov (information specific to Utah County)
  • Utah County COVID-19 helpline: 801-851-4357 
  • Utah Department of Health (whole state) hotline: 1-800-456-7707 
  • Testing Information:
    • IHC COVID-19 Hotline: 1-844-442-5224
    • testutah.com 801-683-0790
  • Free IHC Emotional Support: 833-442-2211