Six Carbon High Teachers Quarantined After One Tests Positive For COVID-19

Aug 21, 2020, 6:41 PM
FILE: The Southeast Utah Health Department office in Price....
FILE: The Southeast Utah Health Department office in Price.

PRICE, Utah – Six teachers at Carbon High School in Price have been quarantined after one tested positive for COVID-19, according to Carbon School District Superintendent Lance Hatch.

Hatch said the teacher who tested positive did not teach on Wednesday, the school’s first day of classes, or Thursday, because she was not feeling well, and no students were exposed.

“We’re excited the teacher in question really listened to what we were trying to say about ‘don’t come in if you’re sick,’” Hatch said. “Because of that, we’re in a lot better position now.”

All six teachers will be quarantined for 14 days according to guidelines from the Southeast Utah Health Department, but the five additional teachers can teach from home.

“Because we have some things set up for teachers to be able to teach from home, we’re only really one teacher down,” Hatch said. “The other five will be teaching from home, so that’s helpful. So through technology, they’ll be able to see their students in the classroom; the students will be able to see them and hear them, and they’ll be able to continue helping their students in their class with the help of a substitute or an aide that will be in the classroom, physically with the students.”

All six teachers will be allowed to return to the classroom on Sept. 1, as long as they do not develop symptoms or test positive for COVID-19.

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