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Edgemont Elementary moves to remote learning after test-to-stay event

Edgemont Elementary School in Provo, Utah. (Provo City School District)

PROVO, Utah — Edgemont Elementary School in Provo is moving to remote or online learning due to an outbreak of COVID-19 cases.

The announcement was made Friday after “a high number of positive results (were) identified in students and employees” during a test-to-stay event that morning, according to a Facebook post from the Provo City School District.

The elementary school will be online for three days, Oct. 11-13, with Fall Break beginning Thursday, Oct. 14.

“The school will be coordinating the specific details of remote (online) learning in separate communication directly with the parents of Edgemont students,” continued the Facebook post.

Officials said no other schools in the Provo district are currently affected.

Under state law, schools with more than 1,500 students must hold a test-to-stay event when at least 2% of the students test positive for COVID-19 within the previous 14 days. For schools with fewer than 1,500 students, a test-to-stay event must be held if at least 30 students test positive for the virus within the previous 14 days.

Edgemont Elementary falls into the second group.

An exact number of COVID-19 cases detected at the school has not been released.

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