STAYING SAFE

Back to School: Attending in Person

FILE: STEM teacher Julie Nye at Lone Peak Elementary (KSL TV)...
Eliza Pace & Ladd Egan, KSL TV

Gov. Cox allows state employees time off to substitute teach in local schools

Gov. Spencer Cox issued an executive order Monday allowing state employees to take approved leave from work to substitute teach or fill other needed positions in Utah schools.
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Josh Ellis, KSL TV

Cache County schools adjust schedules due to student, staff absenteeism

The Cache County School District has announced adjusted schedules for all of its schools due to "unprecedented student and staff absenteeism."
5 months ago
FILE PHOTO: Viewmont High School student Becca Marsden is tested for COVID-19 by Davis School Distr...
Tamara Vaifanua, KSL TV

Utah House votes to suspend Test to Stay program

Lawmakers in the Utah House of Representatives have approved a bill that would suspend the state's Test to Stay program and clarify how schools would request to go remote.
5 months ago
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Lauren Steinbrecher, KSL TV

Some parents, teachers ‘frustrated’ SLC schools can no longer require masks

As students and educators in Salt Lake City head back to in-person school Monday, they'll do so without the mask requirement the district's had in place throughout the pandemic.
5 months ago
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Madison Swenson and Tamara Vaifanua, KSL TV

Utah schools enacting test-to-stay protocols due to COVID-19 surge

Schools across the state of Utah are seeing a rise in COVID-19 cases among students and staff, which has led some to implement test to stay protocols. 
6 months ago
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Ladd Egan, KSL TV

Parents, schools react to simplified student mask exemption process

Tuesday marked the second day that students in Salt Lake County were back in the classroom under a new mask order that includes a simplified process for a mask exemption.
6 months ago
Viewmont High School in Bountiful is now in the test-to-stay protocol. (KSL TV)...
Mike Anderson & Cary J. Schwanitz, KSL TV

One school in Davis School District crossed test-to-stay threshold, two more are close

As the historic omicron surge runs through Utah classrooms, nearly a dozen schools were forced to test their students to determine who stays in person. Viewmont High School in Bountiful enforced that protocol Tuesday.
6 months ago
Edgemont Elementary School in Provo, Utah. (Provo City School District)...
Madison Swenson, KSL TV

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

Edgemont Elementary School in Provo is moving to remote or online learning due to an outbreak of COVID-19 cases.
9 months ago
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Mike Anderson, KSL TV

Bear River Health Department issues ‘test-to-stay’ order for classrooms

The Bear River Health Department is issuing a "test to stay" order based on the number of cases per class. Officials said the new state law that handles those measures doesn't work in their area. 
10 months ago
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Madison Swenson, KSL TV

Tooele High School implementing ‘test to stay’ protocol

A "test to stay" protocol is being implemented at Tooele High School due to an outbreak of COVID-19 cases.
10 months ago
Syracuse Elementary. (KSL TV)...
Mike Anderson & Madison Swenson, KSL TV

Test-to-stay protocol underway at Syracuse Elementary after COVID-19 outbreak

A rise in the number of COVID-19 cases at Syracuse Elementary has pushed the school into a mandatory test-to-stay event.
10 months ago
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Tamara Vaifanua, KSL TV

SLC mayor calls on city council to extend K-12 mask requirement

The 30-day emergency order issued by Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall requiring K-12 students to wear masks could expire in 10 days or be renewed by the Salt Lake City Council on Tuesday.
10 months ago
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Madison Swenson, KSL TV

Grand Co. High School cancels all classes, activities over COVID-19 outbreak

All classes and activities at Grand County High School have been canceled from Sept. 7 to Sept. 10 due to an outbreak of COVID-19 and a lack of available substitutes. 
10 months ago
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Mike Anderson & Madison Swenson, KSL TV

Utah parents, leaders react to state investigation for school mask mandate law

The U.S. Department of Education has launched an investigation against Utah and four other states for bans on mask mandates in schools. KSL-TV talked with some parents who said the move brings them renewed hope.
10 months ago
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Kelsey Ott, KSL TV

UVU announces vaccine mandate for spring semester

Utah Valley University announced it will require students to have the COVID-19 vaccine beginning in the spring semester.
10 months ago
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COLLIN BINKLEY, AP Education Writer

State mask bans face federal civil rights inquiries

The Education Department says it’s investigating five Republican-led states with universal mask bans, saying the policies could amount to discrimination against students with disabilities or health conditions.
10 months ago
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Ashley Moser, KSL TV

Utah families hope parents will talk about respect after their children were bullied

Two Utah families encouraged parents to talk to their children about respecting others after they said their children were bullied for wearing masks at school. 
10 months ago
A Weber State University student receives his COVID-19 vaccine in August, 2021. (KSL TV)...
Mike Anderson, KSL TV

WSU, USU establish plans to keep classrooms safe from COVID-19

Seating charts and contact tracing are among the tools being used as classes start up on Monday at Utah State and Weber State. Both schools are approaching the it by, ideally, keeping a close eye on COVID-19 cases in each class. They also have vaccinations and case containment teams to help minimize the impact.
10 months ago
Students at West High School in Salt Lake City. (KSL TV)...
Tamara Vaifanua, KSL TV

Questions on mask mandate enforcement in Salt Lake City schools

Some parents are concerned about a letter the district wrote to principals before school started, which states they should not discipline a student if they’re not wearing a mask. District officials said it’s a matter of keeping children in school and not shaming them.
10 months ago
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Tamara Vaifanua, KSL TV

Salt Lake City students return to school with mask mandate, later start times

A new school year began Tuesday for students in the Salt Lake City School District – with a new superintendent at the helm, a mask mandate and a later start time for high school students.
10 months ago
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Dan Rascon, KSL TV

Group sues Utah, Salt Lake County over ban on school mask mandates

A newly-formed organization has filed a lawsuit against the state of Utah and Salt Lake County, saying lawmakers have no right deciding if children should be wearing mask in schools.
10 months ago
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Tamara Vaifanua, KSL TV

Clearfield students start year at new elementary school

Students at South Clearfield Elementary started their school year off in a brand-new building.
10 months ago
A teacher starts to reset up her classrooms at Freedom Preparatory Academy as they begin to prepare...
Lindsay Whitehurst, Associated Press

School mask mandate ban challenged in new Utah lawsuit

A group of Utah parents is suing the state over a law that bans school districts from approving mask mandates.
10 months ago
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Madison Swenson, KSL TV

Summit County health officials issue order regarding masks in elementary schools

The Summit County Health Director, Dr. Phil Bondurant, has issued a public health order that would require face coverings to be worn in Summit County elementary schools once certain criteria are met. 
11 months ago
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