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Granger, Olympus High Schools Move Learning Online Due To COVID-19 Cases

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Granger and Olympus high schools each reported 15 confirmed cases of COVID-19, which will automatically move the two schools into a two-week period of online learning, as recommended by the Salt Lake County Health Department.

Distance education will begin Thursday, Sept. 24 and end Thursday, Oct. 8.

The schools will close for two days of deep cleaning beginning Thursday, according to a news release. Once the cleaning is complete, teachers will begin instruction online from their classrooms.

According to a statement from the district, extracurricular activities and sporting events will continue, but limit on the number of spectators.

No sports teams at either school currently has three or more confirmed cases of coronavirus, and the Salt Lake County Health Department does not recommend that these activities be dismissed, according to the release.

However, if any team has case counts that rise to three or more, it is anticipated that the health department will recommend a 14-day dismissal of that team.

“Our board of education is committed to abiding by the State and Local Health Department guidance and recommendations,” said board president Karyn Winder. “We are not inclined to disregard these scientifically based recommendations. Safety for our students, their families, and employees will continue to be paramount above all else”

The release stated the district and local health departments, “strongly encourage our students and families to adhere to current countywide health orders by avoiding large gatherings and wearing a mask in public in circumstances where social distancing is not possible.”

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