Three high schools in Canyons District returning to full on-campus learning

Oct 14, 2020, 6:28 PM | Updated: Oct 15, 2020, 9:52 am
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SALT LAKE CITY — Parents and guardians of students in three Canyons School District schools, Corner Canyon, Brighton, and Alta High Schools, have received word that the schools will return to on-campus learning on Monday, Oct. 19.

Canyons District schools go back on-campus

This announcement comes on the heels of declining confirmed cases of COVID-19. At Corner Canyon High, 3 people have active cases of the virus. At Brighton High, six people have active cases. And at Alta High, seven people have active cases of COVID-19. At each school, the total number of active cases includes a combination of both students and employees.

Brighton and Alta high schools moved to a temporary split schedule on Wednesday, Oct. 7, after 13 students at Brighton and  22 students at Alta were diagnosed with COVID-19.

On September 18, the Canyons district reported more than 500 students had been quarantined. At that time a teacher was in intensive care suffering from COVID-19. 

Lowered numbers clear the way

The number of active cases of COVID-19 at each of the three high schools is below the 1% positive threshold that acts as a triggering mechanism for extra mitigation strategies as listed in Canyons School District COVID-19 guidelines.

Parents and guardians can see COVID-19 data related to their schools at the District’s data dashboard.

All Canyons District schools are on a four-to-one schedule, which involves four days of classroom learning and one day, Friday, reserved for remote or independent learning.


How To Prevent the Spread of COVID-19Coronavirus

COVID-19 coronavirus is transmitted from person to person. It is a virus that is similar to the common cold and the flu. So, to prevent it from spreading:

  • Wash hands frequently and thoroughly, with soap and water, for at least 20 seconds.
  • Don’t touch your face.
  • Keep children and those with compromised immune systems away from someone who is coughing or sneezing (in this instance, at least six feet)
  • If there is an outbreak near you, practice social distancing (stay at home, instead of going to the movies, sports events, or other activities.)
  • Get a flu shot.

Local resources

KSL Coronavirus Q&A

Utah’s Coronavirus Information

UtahState 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

Commonly asked questions, World Health Organization

Cases in the United States

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Three high schools in Canyons District returning to full on-campus learning