Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

January 5, 2021
Students back in school, revised quarantine rules

State providing COVID-19 testing at Stansbury High 

All students in the Tooele County School returned to classrooms on Monday, with in-person instruction Monday through Thursdays and online learning on Fridays.

Prior to the winter break Tooele High School changed to online learning as the number of current COVID-19 cases at the school reached 21.

The school district has revised their online data for individual schools. 

The spreadsheet, found on a link from their website homepage, now includes the time and date when each school’s information was updated. 

There also is additional information on the spreadsheet to assist with understanding and interpreting the data.

As of Tuesday morning, Tooele High and Tooele Junior High schools each reported a running 10-day sum of 11 positive COVID-19 cases in their schools.

Grantsville High School reported seven. All other schools reported five or less.

The state announced new quarantine guidelines for schools before winter break. The new rules went into effect on Jan. 1, 2021.

The new rules require a quarantine only when one individual was not wearing a mask at the time of exposure.

The risk of transmission at school, when masked, appeared to be low. A study showed that only 1% of those previously quarantined were getting sick.

The Utah Department of Health, in coordination with Tooele County School District, is providing free COVID-19 testing at Stansbury High School. 

Testing will be available Jan. 5, 6, 12, and 13 at SHS in the cafeteria/commons area from 3–5 p.m. for students and employees and from 5-7 p.m. for community members.

Registration is required prior to coming. People coming for COVID-19 testing are asked to wear a mask, and social distance while at the site. 

Registration can be completed at c19.health.utah.gov/surveys/?s=TCRCL9RD8E&siteid=TCSD.

Stansbury High School is located at 5300 N. Stallion Way in Stansbury Park.

 

Tim Gillie

Editor at Tooele Transcript Bulletin
Tim has been writing for the Transcript Bulletin since October 2017. In February 2019 he was named as editor. In addition to being editor, Tim continues to write about Tooele County government, education, business, real estate, housing, politics and the state Legislature.A native of Washington state and a graduate of Central Washington University, Tim became a journalist after a 20 year career with the Boy Scouts of America.

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