July 23, 2024

What’s the plan for Utah schools, colleges in case of a coronavirus outbreak?

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Marjorie Cortez, Deseret
There are no known cases in Utah, but ‘this is not to say there won’t be in the future,’ says guidance to schools from the Utah State Board of Education.  Melanie Heath, spokeswoman for the Utah System of Higher Education, said all public colleges and universities are monitoring COVID-19 and potential impacts to their campus communities. “Each institution is unique — whether they have on-campus housing or not, what their facilities’ capabilities are, what their online course structure looks like — so it makes the most sense to have them work on individual strategies” instead of taking a systemwide approach to a possible outbreak or pandemic, Heath said.



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