CORONAVIRUS

Davis Technical College temporarily stops COVID-19 testing

Jan 12, 2022, 3:33 PM
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KAYSVILLE, Utah – Davis Technical College suspended its COVID-19 testing program for the rest of the week to help the Davis School District which has started test-to-stay at least one high school. 

Viewmont High School in Bountiful put test-to-stay in place Tuesday after it registered more than 32 positive cases. 

State law requires schools to enact test-to-stay once more than 2% of the student body tests positive. 

An additional two high schools in the Davis School District approached that same threshold and may have to enact test-to-stay before the week is over. 

Davis Tech suspended testing until Friday. Public testing will still be available at Davis Tech on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

Testing in Utah has increased dramatically in the past weeks because of a spike in the state’s case counts.

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How do I prevent it? 

The CDC has some simple recommendations, most of which are the same for preventing other respiratory illnesses or the flu: 

  • 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 
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom, before eating, and after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing. Always wash your hands with soap and water if your hands are visibly dirty. 
  • If soap and water are 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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Davis Technical College temporarily stops COVID-19 testing