COVID-19: No In-Person School Today At Copper Hills, Corner Canyon
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – The coronavirus is having a big impact on several schools in Utah.
There will be no in-person learning Tuesday for Copper Hills High School in West Jordan and Corner Canyon High School in Draper.
Currently, Copper Hills is scheduled to remain closed for one day to allow for a deep cleaning of the building. The closure follows 15 confirmed cases of the virus. Students, faculty and staff have the day off, and there will be no remote learning.
School activities have also been canceled at CHHS.
Corner Canyon High School’s classes will be online for the next two weeks. The school has reported 70 cases, and there’s now a COVID-19 testing center on site.
Timpanogos High School will reopen Tuesday after being closed Monday. However, students and teachers there will now be on a hybrid schedule that will alternate every other day until at least Oct. 1.
Several other schools have reported cases, but not at a level that would warrant canceling in-person classes.
Officials at Olympus High School in Holladay sent an email was sent to the community stating the area is a COVID-19 “hot spot” and the majority of transmission cases are happening outside of school. However, administrators have asked students, teachers, faculty and visitors to follow health protocols.
At Skyline High School in Salt Lake City, district officials have shut down the football program because of four positive cases on the team.
There have been 18 confirmed cases at Alta High School in Sandy, which is enough for the health department to recommend remote learning and no activities. However, the cases don’t meet the district’s threshold to shut down.
It’s not just high schools being impacted. College campuses are also experiencing outbreaks.
As the University of Utah readies to host the country’s only vice presidential debate for the 2020 election, the school is planning what it’s calling a “circuit breaker” to help reduce the spread of the virus.
From Sept. 27 – Oct. 11, the university will move all classes and student services online.
The debate will be held Oct. 7 at Kingbury Hall.
The university was already scheduled to shift to online coursework around the debate, but administrators have now decided to extend online-only classes for an extra week to help reduce possible COVID-19 infections on campus.
Looking ahead to the Spring, Utah State University is making changes to next semester’s schedule on all campuses in order to decrease the risk of the spread of coronavirus.
The start date for classes has been pushed to Jan. 19, 2021, instead of Jan. 11.
Spring Break is canceled to make up for the later start date and to help reduce the opportunity for the spread of coronavirus that comes with travel.
The semester will end as originally planned on May 5.
School leaders said they are hopeful graduation will remain on schedule for May 6 – 7.
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