K-12 Schools COVID-19 Guide

Don’t let your child be a Snotty Scotty this school year! Follow this K-12 COVID-19 guide this school year.

Layered Prevention in Schools

Layered prevention includes, but is not limited to:

  • Vaccination against COVID-19 for all staff and students.
  • All staff and students might consider wearing a mask while indoors.
  • Immediate isolation of staff and students who experience symptoms of COVID-19. Anyone with symptoms of COVID-19 should not attend school or extracurricular activities, and should get tested for SARS-CoV-2 (regardless of vaccination status).
  • Regular screening/testing of staff and students.

Students and staff should follow the Utah Department of Health & Human Services guidance for schools: bit.ly/udohcovid.

Don’t Miss Out on School and Extracurriculars!

Masks are one of the effective tools to help reduce the spread of COVID during times when transmission levels are increased. Each school will provide masks to students who want to wear them. Kids should stay home from school when sick, wash hands often, and seek treatment as soon as needed. These steps will help ensure your child can attend school classes, activities, and enjoy extracurriculars, like sports.

COVID-19 Testing

Regular testing has been shown to be effective at minimizing spread in schools. At-home test kits are a convenient way to test when showing symptoms of COVID-19. You should test 5 days after a known exposure or if you are showing symptoms. There will be a supply of at-home test kits at each school. 

Isolation Guidelines

Staff and students who test positive for COVID-19 should isolate at home for 5 days from the first day symptoms occurred, or if asymptomatic, 5 days from the day they were tested, regardless of vaccination status. It is recommended staff and students have a negative COVID-19 antigen test (at-home test) before returning to school.

Guidance on what staff or students can do if they have been in close contact with someone infected with COVID-19 can be found at: bit.ly/closecontactk-12.