The Uintah School District is currently working with TriCounty Health to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, otherwise known as the Coronavirus. Although there are no cases in the tri-county area, the School District is now advising parents of students to keep their children home in the case of them showing symptoms of the virus which include having a fever, a cough and/or shortness of breath.
“All schools in the district will work with students who miss classes for an extended period due to illness,” said the Uintah School District, “The process for making up missed assignments due to illness is already in district policy.”
The School District has also informed teachers and staff to stay home if they are also experiencing symptoms. “We shouldn't panic,” said Rachel Durrant, a teacher at Uintah High School, “it's not something we can control but we shouldn't panic about it.”
The district will also be sending out a packet to the staff of its schools with additional information about COVID-19 from the Utah Department of Health and will continue to observe the situation. The district will also be providing this information to the public on their website, social media and using their automated phone system. Additional information about novel coronavirus can be found at coronavirus.utah.gov or at cdc.gov/coronavirus.