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Brighton High School Moving Online Due To COVID-19 Outbreak

Nov 17, 2020, 4:57 PM

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COTTONWOOD HEIGHTS, Utah – Brighton High School is the latest in a long line of schools to transition to online classes after officials with the Canyons School District said more than 15 students tested positive for COVID-19.

The school sent a letter to parents and students that said schools will start the transition on Wednesday.

Officials said the change was necessary because of new cases at the school, as well as an increase in the neighborhoods surrounding it.

Students will return to in-person learning on Wednesday, Dec. 2.

The school said students should check Canvas for more information on learning expectations.

The Canyons District COVID-19 dashboard said Alta, Corner Canyon and Jordan high schools are working online along with Indian Hills Middle School.

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  • 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
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  • If soap and water is not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.

The CDC recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (e.g., grocery stores and pharmacies), especially in areas of significant community-based transmission.

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Brighton High School Moving Online Due To COVID-19 Outbreak