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SUMMARY OF COVID-19 PROTOCOLS FOR NORTH SANPETE SCHOOL DISTRICT

“Every child, in-person learning, at school, every day”

  • COVID-19 vaccination – Vaccination is not a requirement to enroll in school or join an extracurricular team.  Parents should talk to their health care provider when making decisions about vaccinating eligible students (currently those 12 and older).

  • Face masks – Face masks are not mandatory in school based on HB 1007; this includes buses. The law outlines that a local school board or school “may not require an individual to wear a face covering to attend or participate in in-person instruction, district or school-sponsored athletics, extracurricular activity, or in any other place on the campus of a school or school facility. Families will need to make individual decisions about when and where to have students wear face masks.  Please know that most health officials encourage wearing face masks to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

  • COVID-19 testing – Testing will not be required in most circumstances, including for extracurricular activities.  According to state law, testing will only be required if a school has more than 30 positive COVID-19 cases.  If this happens, students must be tested to remain at the school for their learning and extracurricular activities – unless they have been immunized or have had a confirmed case of COVID-19 in the previous 90 days. 

  • Feel sick, stay home – Students who have COVID-like symptoms should stay home from school.  Having symptomatic individuals stay home will significantly reduce the possibility of having to implement “test-to-stay.”  Additionally, anyone who tests positive for COVID-19 will not be permitted at school or any school activities during their isolation period.

  • Positive Test Results – Staff and students that test positive for COVID-19 should isolate at home for 10 days from the first symptom onset or for ten days from test date for asymptomatic infection (regardless of vaccination status).

  • Quarantine – Quarantine decisions will be made by our local health department.  Schools will assist with tracing and parent notifications as needed. 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 fully 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.
      If a student who is not fully vaccinated and has not had COVID-19 within the last 90 days and is exposed to a positive case living within the same household, quarantine at home is required for 10 days from the last exposure to the positive case. Attending school in a mask is not allowed.

  • Remote Learning – Students who are exposed to COVID-19 and choose to remain at home during their quarantine period will be moved to “Remote Learning,” under the direction of their regular classroom teacher(s), for up to 10 days.  Students who test positive for COVID-19 will also be moved to “Remote Learning” for the duration of their quarantine.

  • Sanitation and hygiene – Schools will continue to implement best practices with cleaning, physical distancing, assigned seating, and other actions designed to minimize the spread of COVID-19.

  • Group Gatherings - Currently there is no government restriction in Utah on assembling groups. Therefore, “at this time” there is not an expectation for restrictions on school dances, assemblies, and other gatherings at school.

  • COVID-19 Case Counts – North Sanpete School District will post COVID-19 case count numbers on our website each week so that parents have information for their child’s school. (COVID-19 Dashboard)

  • Be SMART

Stay home when sick or when waiting for COVID-19 test results

Masks are a personal choice, but may prevent sickness and quarantine

Advocate for distancing when possible

Remember good hygiene and sanitation

Talk to your health care provider about vaccinating eligible students

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