COVID-19 UPDATES

School COVID-19 Case Count: 1

Last updated: Wednesday October 13, 2021

 

Posted Tuesday August 3, 2021

Dear Parents,

The Utah Department of Health (UDOH) released their K-12 School Recommendations, which can be viewed here.

We understand that information regarding schools’ COVID response plans are important to families in making plans for the school year. We also understand that COVID response plans continue to be a sensitive and debated issue and that any option chosen affects families differently. The health and safety of our scholars, staff, and faculty continues to be our priority.

Paradigm will follow the recommendations, as outlined by UDOH. We believe these recommendations are fair and reasonable, provide sensible safety options, and most importantly, safeguard our freedom to choose what is best for our families since these are recommendations and not mandates.

Here is a summary of the recommendations:

  • Scholars and staff may continue in-person learning and extra-curricular activities, regardless of vaccination status.
  • Masks are recommended for indoor use, not required.
  • Anyone who tests positive for COVID-19 should isolate at home for 10 days from onset of symptoms or positive test (if asymptomatic).
  • Anyone who is exposed to someone who tests positive for COVID-19 (6 feet for more than 15 minutes) may continue to go to school, if:
    • they are fully vaccinated for COVID-19,
    • they and the person who tested positive were both wearing masks, or
    • they have tested positive for COVID-19 within the last 90 days.
  • It is recommended that anyone who is exposed to someone who tests positive for COVID-19 (6 feet for more than 15 minutes) and does not meet the above criteria should:
    • quarantine at home for 10 days,
    • quarantine at home for 7 days and then return to school with a negative test result on the 7th day,
    • continue to go to school, but wear a mask for 10 days, or
    • continue to go to school, but wear a mask for 7 days and can remove the mask with a negative test result on the 7th day
  • If someone you live with tests positive for COVID-19, you should quarantine at home for 10 days.
  • Senate Bill 107 requires schools to do a “Test to Stay” event when schools with fewer than 1500 students have 30 students test positive for COVID-19
  • “Test to Play” is not required for scholars who play in school athletic teams, clubs, or activities.

There will be no virtual “hybrid” option this year (scholars at home joining live virtual instruction). During quarantine periods, scholars may zoom directly with mentors during scheduled appointment times and/or via email assignments.

In the event that the school has 30 active COVID cases, the school will move into online learning for the duration determined by the UDOH and then return to in-person instruction.

We can do this! This is much better than it has been. We appreciate your ongoing support and assistance.

If you have any questions or concerns please contact us.

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