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Alpine school district, Utah’s largest, is going to remote learning because of COVID cases

Jan 12, 2022, 8:22 PM | Updated: 8:32 pm
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Alpine School District shortens school days for teacher burnout. Photo: Canva

ALPINE, Utah — Alpine School District officials announced Wednesday they will move to remote learning on Friday, Jan. 14th, and Tuesday, Jan. 18th due to an increase in COVID-19 cases. 

Students are off from school on Monday, Jan. 17, in observance of the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday.

Students will return to in-person learning on Wednesday, Jan. 19th.

Alpine Scool District made the change to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in their student and staff populations. 

Remote classroom expectations for Alpine School District

During the remote learning period, teachers and student teachers are expected to work from home and be accessible to students.

While students and staff are away, the school will be cleaned and ready for students to return on Wednesday. 

School administrators and nutrition staff will determine the needs of students at their schools. 

Students can still attend practices and games unless otherwise notified. The district recommends masks and social distancing at these events. 

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How To Prevent the Spread of COVID-19 Coronavirus (updated Jan. 2022)

The novel coronavirus COVID-19 spreads from person to person, similar to the common cold and the flu. So, to prevent it from spreading:

  • Get vaccinated. If you are vaccinated, get your booster shot.
  • Wear a mask. Here are the current CDC recommendations (as of Jan. 12, 2022):
    • People aged 2 years and older who are not vaccinated should wear a face covering when indoors.
    • When outdoors, masks are generally not needed unless you are in a crowded setting.
    • Even if they are vaccinated, people with weakened immune systems may still be at risk and should wear a mask indoors.
    • Masks should be worn indoors in public in high transmission areas.
    • Masks that cover your nose and mouth are required to be worn on planes, busses, trains, and other public transportation when traveling into, within, or out of the United States.
  • Stay six feet away from others (social distancing) especially if you are at high risk.
  • Avoid crowds and poorly ventilated spaces.
  • Testing. There are several types of tests for you to use if you suspect you are sick. These include viral and antibody tests, conducted by others or by you in your home (self-tests). 
    • If you test positive, you should isolate. The CDC now recommends a five-day isolation period, followed by five days of mask-wearing when around others.

Local resources

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

Commonly asked questions, World Health Organization

Cases in the United States

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Alpine school district, Utah’s largest, is going to remote learning because of COVID cases