Students Will Keep Learning Remotely Through End Of School Year
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – State leaders on Tuesday announced students will continue learning remotely through the end of the year.
Gov. Gary Herbert and Superintendent Syd Dickson made the announcement during the state’s daily coronavirus update.
In consultation with the Utah State Board of Education, I have determined that we need to extend the soft closure of our public and charter schools through the remainder of the school year. #utcovid19
— Gov. Gary Herbert (@GovHerbert) April 14, 2020
“We listened to parents, we listened to teachers,” Herbert said. “… This is not the time to have our schools back open.”
Utah schools went online only on March 16 to help prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus. Schools were initially slated to remain closed for two week and was later extended to the end of April. Students have since been learning remotely.
On March 19, the Utah State Board of Education announced it would be suspending testing for the school year.
Herbert commended teachers, students and families for their efforts to adapt remote learning during Tuesday’s press conference.
LIVE: Utah leaders hold daily COVID-19 briefing. Announcement expected on how school will proceed for the remainder of the year.
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How Do I Prevent It?
The CDC has some simple recommendations, most of which are the same for preventing other respiratory illnesses or the flu:
- Avoid close contact with people who may be sick
- Avoid touching your face
- Stay home when you are sick
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue and then throw the tissue in the trash
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom, before eating, and after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing. Always wash your hands with soap and water if your hands are visibly dirty.
- If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
How To Get Help
If you’re worried you may have COVID-19, you can contact the Utah Coronavirus Information Line at 1-800-456-7707 to speak to trained healthcare professionals. You can also use telehealth services through your healthcare providers.
If you see evidence of PRICE GOUGING, the Utah Attorney General’s Office wants you to report it. Common items in question include toilet paper, water, hand sanitizer, certain household cleaners, and even cold medicine and baby formula. Authorities are asking anyone who sees price gouging to report it to the Utah Division of Consumer Protection at 801-530-6601 or 800-721-7233. The division can also be reached by email at email@example.com.
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