Farmington High School to close due to 15 confirmed cases of COVID-19

Oct 20, 2020, 3:19 PM | Updated: 3:48 pm
Farmington COVID-19...
Farmington High School in Davis County. Photo credit: Farmington High School

FARMINGTON, Utah– Farmington High School is closing for two weeks, per the recommendation from the Davis County Health Department, due to 15 confirmed cases of COVID-19. The high school will close on Wednesday, Oct. 21 and reopen Wednesday, Nov. 4. 

The school announced in a statement Tuesday classes will be canceled on Wednesday so teachers can prepare for remote learning. Online learning will begin on Thursday, Oct 22. Students will remain on the same schedule as in-person instruction. 

Any students that are in need of technology, such as a laptop and Wi-Fi connection are encouraged to call the high school at 801-402-9050. 

Free student lunch will still be available during the 14-day closure. Farmington HS families can go to the school to receive daily grab and go meals from 11:00-11:30 am. 

Additionally, all state-sanctioned activities will be able to meet. However, Farmington HS says if there are three or more positive COVID-19 cases among team members, the team will have to quarantine for 14 days. 

The school says the step to close the building is being taken to control the spread of the virus. “We thank you for your patience and support during this time as we work together to reduce the current spike in cases and keep students and staff as safe as possible,” said Farmington HS officials. 

Farmington HS says additional information can be found on its website and in upcoming emails. 

Today’s Top Stories


utah student achievement COVID-19...
Simone Seikaly

Utah student performance knocked down during COVID-19 restrictions

A review of multiple Utah student performance exams found "significant impacts" in mathematics achievement across grades.
30 days ago
COVID-19 testing kits...
Jeff Caplan

Jeff Caplan’s Minute of News: The complicated tale of COVID-19 test kits

What's so complicated about COVID-19 test kits? Mostly, the expiration date. It's a puzzle that nobody seems able to solve.
2 months ago
moderna young kids...

Moderna seeks to be 1st with COVID shots for littlest kids

The company hopes the FDA will rule in time for young children to start getting their low-dose vaccinations by summer.
2 months ago
New eligibility rules for pandemic-EBT program...
Waverly Golden

New eligibility guidelines for Pandemic-EBT

Utah households will have to apply for free or reduced-price meal benefits with their local school by May 6 to possibly receive Pandemic-EBT.
2 months ago
Eighth grade students and their teacher wear masks during their dual language class at Mount Jordan...
Kira Hoffelmeyer

Bill that would allow parents to sue teachers over curriculum substituted during general session

The part of a bill that would have included the ability for parents to sue teachers if they didn't like what was on the lesson plan is being substituted on Utah's Capitol hill. 
5 months ago
The Salt Lake School Board eliminated 42 teaching positions because of dropping enrollment numbers....
Martha Harris, Paul Nelson, and Kira Hoffelmeyer

42 teaching positions eliminated in SLC from decline in student enrollment

The board eliminated 42 teaching positions because of dropping enrollment numbers
5 months ago

Sponsored Articles

Tax Harassment...
Jordan Wilcox

The best strategies for dealing with IRS tax harassment | You have options!

Learn how to deal with IRS tax harassment. This guide will teach you how to stop IRS phone calls and letters, and how to handle an IRS audit.
spend a day at Bear Lake...
Bear Lake Convention and Visitors Bureau

You’ll love spending the day at Bear Lake | How to spend a day at Bear Lake

Bear Lake is a place that needs to be experienced. Spend a day at Bear Lake.
Curb Appeal...
Price's Guaranteed Doors

How to have the best of both worlds for your house | Home security and curb appeal

Protect your home and improve its curb appeal with the latest security solutions like beautiful garage doors and increased security systems.
Prescription opioids can be disposed of during National Prescription Take Back Day...
Know Your Script

Prescription opioid misuse | How to protect your family from the opioid epidemic

Studies have shown that prescription opioid misuse has increased since COVID-19. So what do you need to know about these opioids?
national heart month...
Intermountain Healthcare

National Heart Month: 5 Lifestyle Changes to Make Today to Keep You Heart Healthy

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women. One person dies every 36 seconds in the United States from cardiovascular disease
Joseph Smith Memorial Building...
Temple Square

The Joseph Smith Memorial Building is an icon of Salt Lake City | Why hosting an event at this beautiful location will make you a hero this year

Here's why hosting an event at the iconic Joseph Smith Memorial Building in downtown Salt Lake City will make you a hero this year.
Farmington High School to close due to 15 confirmed cases of COVID-19