Dr. Angela C. Dunn, Executive Director of the Salt Lake County Health Department, recently updated the county's COVID-19 prevention recommendations. The link in the previous sentence will take you to a full media release regarding the new recommendations. Below is a short summary.
Following the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announcement that Salt Lake County is now in the “medium” level for COVID transmission, Salt Lake County Health Department (SLCoHD) Executive Director Dr. Dunn updated her recommendations to help prevent COVID transmission and decrease the likelihood of serious illness.
Her primary guidance includes:
- Being up to date on recommended COVID vaccinations, including boosters when eligible
- Isolating at home and getting tested for COVID if you have symptoms
- Wearing a high-filtration mask when indoors in public—if certain personal circumstances apply
- Seeking early treatment if you test positive and are at high risk for serious illness
- Maintaining an overall healthy lifestyle, including good nutrition and regular physical activity
- Are students, employees, parents, and visitors required to wear masks or face coverings in schools?
- What do I do with the results of my student's home COVID-19 test?
- What happens if my student has COVID-19 symptoms?
- What are COVID-19 symptoms?
- When should my student be tested for COVID-19?
- What happens if a student or staff member is exposed to COVID at school?
- What happens if an athlete or coach is exposed to COVID at school athletic event?
- What is the mask protocol for outdoor activities?
- What is the protocol for school contact tracing?
- Where do I find information about the number of COVID-19 cases in my school?
- Will Salt Lake City School District be providing COVID –19 testing and vaccination clinics?
- Will my child be administered the COVID-19 vaccine without my consent?
- Will schools be allowed to provide outdoor events for students and families?
- Will schools be allowed to hold assemblies, dances, awards ceremonies, parent nights, etc.?
- Will parents be allowed to visit schools?
- Will visitors and volunteers be allowed to enter schools?
- Will schools be allowed to schedule field trips?
- Will parents be allowed to chaperone on field trips?
- Will parents be allowed to use their personal vehicles to transport students to field trips, school-sponsored events, or athletic events?
- Will students be allowed to share school materials and supplies?
- How will meal service be provided in schools?
- What educational services will be provided to students in COVID-19 isolation or quarantine?
- Will my child(ren) have to commit to an entire school year if we enroll in Salt Lake Virtual Elementary?
- What are schools doing to keep fresh air circulating in classrooms?