Edgemont Elementary in Provo is switching to online learning after the test-to-stay event

PROVO, Utah – The Provo City School District announced that Edgemont Elementary School will switch to distance or online learning Monday through Wednesday after a test-to-stay event on Friday found high numbers of positive COVID-19 Test results revealed.

School officials emailed the parents and posted information with details on the Provo District website.

“Due to the high number of positive results from students and staff, the Utah County Health Department and Provo City School District have agreed to move Edgemont to distance learning (online) for the three days of school next week before the fall break.” District officials said in a statement with.

No other Provo district schools are currently affected.

According to state law, schools with more than 1,500 students must hold a test-to-stay event if at least 2% of the student body has tested positive for COVID-19 in the previous 14 days. Schools with fewer than 1,500 students must hold a test-to-stay event if 30 or more students have tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 14 days. Edgemont falls into the latter category.

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Local resources

KSL Coronavirus – Questions and Answers

Utah’s coronavirus information

Utah State Board of Education

Utah Hospital Association

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Utah Coronavirus Information Line – 1-800-456-7707

National resources

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Frequently Asked Questions, World Health Organization

Cases in the US

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