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Back to School: Attending in Person

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BYU Announces Indoor Mask Mandate For Fall Semester

Officials at Brigham Young University have announced that all students will be required to wear masks indoors, regardless of vaccination status, to begin the fall semester.
9 months ago
Ashley Nguyen is a mother to three children and an 11th grade English teacher. Without a school mas...
Aley Davis, KSL TV

Immunocompromised Mother & Teacher Believes Wearing Masks In School Is For The Benefit Of The Entire Community

With the delta variant raging across the country, Utah families are facing difficult decisions at the start of a new school year. One Santaquin mother says wearing a mask is ultimately about community and looking out for your friends - lessons she hopes her children will learn.
9 months ago
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Josh Ellis, KSL TV

SLC Mayor Mendenhall Issues Mask Order For K-12 Schools

Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall said she plans to issue an emergency order requiring masks in the city's K-12 schools.
9 months ago
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Ladd Egan, Madison Swenson & Debbie Worthen, KSL TV

Mayor Mendenhall ‘Prepared’ To Issue Mask Mandate For SLC School District

Salt Lake City Mayor Erin Mendenhall said she's prepared to issue a mask mandate for students in the Salt Lake City School District, but she wants support from the school board before she issues the mandate.
9 months ago
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Katie Rees, KSL TV

Grand County School District Announces 30-Day K-6 Mask Mandate

Officials with the Grand County School District announced Monday that it will begin the 2021-2022 year with a mask mandate for all kindergarten through sixth grade students.
9 months ago
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Ladd Egan, KSL TV

Students, Staff ‘Cautiously Optimistic’ As They Return To Class In Jordan, Canyons Districts

Students returned to the classroom Monday in the Jordan and Canyons school districts while following new guidelines that masks are not required.
9 months ago
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Ashley Moser, KSL TV

Utah School Districts Rush To Fill Substitute Teacher Openings Before 2021-22 Year

The need for substitute teachers across Utah is at an all-time high. With COVID-19 cases rising, school district officials said they were preparing for possible quarantines among staff as students return for the 2021-2022 school year. 
9 months ago
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Mike Anderson, KSL TV

COVID-19 Long-Haulers Ask For Help In Reducing Spread Of The Virus

Heading back to school brings with it a whole new set of concerns for some Utah teens who are dealing with long haul COVID-19 symptoms. It's why some have asked their classmates to do all they can to protect others.
9 months ago
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Ladd Egan, KSL TV

Murray School District Welcomes 7th Graders, Reports 50/50 Mask Wearing

One day after the Salt Lake County Council voted to overturn a mask requirement for students ages 12 and under, the Murray City School District welcomed 7th graders for their first day of school.
9 months ago
FILE PHOTO -- School buses sit at an Alpine School District depot on Aug. 12, 2021. (Ashton Goodell...
Ashton Goodell, KSL TV

School Districts Across Utah Facing Bus Driver Shortage

School districts across the state are struggling to fill key positions as the school start dates draw closer.
9 months ago
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Ladd Egan, KSL TV

Salt Lake Co. Council To Vote Thursday On K-6 Student Mask Order

The Salt Lake County Council will meet Thursday afternoon to vote on whether to approve or overturn a mask requirement for students in kindergarten through sixth grade.
9 months ago
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KSL Investigators Shop Five Retailers To Find Least Expensive Back-To-School Essentials

Getting Utah's children prepared for school inevitably means parents opening their wallets, and the back-to-school shopping can really add up.
9 months ago
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Madison Swenson, KSL TV

Dr. Dunn Recommends Mask Mandate For Salt Lake Co. Students Under 12

Dr. Angela Dunn, executive director of the Salt Lake County Health Department, has declared an intent to issue a mask mandate in Salt Lake County schools for children 12 years and younger.
9 months ago
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Haley Smith, KSL TV

Back To School: Utah Cities Facing Crossing Guard Shortage

Several cities are reporting a shortage of school crossing guards, leaving Utah children vulnerable as they head to and from schools.
9 months ago
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Utah School Districts Prepare After Thousands Of Children Skipped Kindergarten

Enrollment numbers show thousands of Utah children missed out on kindergarten last year because of the pandemic, which could impact their learning for years to come. So, will they be ready or not as students head back to school?
10 months ago
Gov. Cox said even though case counts are dropping it's important that residents keep getting fully...
Ladd Egan & Madison Swenson, KSL TV

Utah Education Association Reacts To Calls For Teacher Vaccine Mandates

As the debate over wearing masks in schools continues, there’s also a new nationwide debate of whether teachers should be mandated to get the vaccine to protect young children who are not eligible to get the shot. KSL-TV spoke with Utah's largest teachers' union about it and what their concerns are for the upcoming year.
10 months ago
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Utah School Districts Facing Bus Driver Shortage Ahead Of New Year

A bus driver shortage is hitting Utah hard just in time for the new school year.
10 months ago
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Morgan Wolfe, KSL TV

Group Of Parents Ask Utah State Board Of Education For School Mask Mandate

Concerned parents gathered in Salt Lake City Friday, pleading with the Utah State Board of Education to mandate masks in schools.
10 months ago
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Matt Rascon, KSL TV

Dr. Dunn: Masks, Vaccines Best Way To Prevent Virus Spread

Weeks out from the start of the new school year, one of Utah's foremost public health voices in the fight against COVID-19 is urging students to get vaccinated and urging those who are ineligible to mask up.
10 months ago
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Debbie Worthen & Madison Swenson, KSL TV

Bingham High To Start Year Virtually Due To Renovation Delays

Thousands of students in the Jordan District will start the school year remotely, and it has nothing to do with masks or the spread of COVID-19. Bingham High School is undergoing a major renovation and, like many other projects, construction is behind.
10 months ago
Gov. Spencer Cox speaks during a COVID-19 briefing at the Women’s Pavilion at St. Mark’s Hospit...
Morgan Wolfe & Ladd Egan, KSL TV

Gov. Cox Supports ‘Encouragement’ Of Unvaccinated Students To Mask Up

As some school districts in Utah near the first week of the 2021-22 school year, the debate about masks is lingering as Utah's recent rise in COVID-19 cases has some hospitals filling up ICUs.
10 months ago
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Matt Rascon, Frances Cooke & Madison Swenson, KSL TV

UDOH Releases New COVID-19 Recommendations For K-12 Schools

Weeks out from the start of the 2021-2022 school year, the Utah Department of Health has released a list of 10 recommendations to keep students and staff safe and to minimize the amount of disruptions to the school year.
10 months ago
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Dan Spindle, KSL TV

Back To School: Utah Teachers, Students Return To Classroom With Remote Learning Skills

This month, close to 700,000 students and 30,000 teachers will head back to classrooms across Utah.
10 months ago
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Ladd Egan, KSL TV

Health Officials: There Is Still Time Before School Starts To Get Eligible Students Vaccinated

With the start of school just weeks away, the Utah County Health Department is reminding people that the COVID-19 vaccine is readily available, and that there is still time for eligible students to get their first dose before school starts.
10 months ago
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