Late Wednesday, several Utah school districts announced a break from in-person learning for Friday, January 14th and Tuesday, January 18th. This comes just a day after Clark County School District announced a similar “pause” due to the lack of staff and the high amount of cases involving positive Covid tests.
Alpine School District announced on their website, “Due to the recent spike in positive cases of COVID-19 and significant student and staff absenteeism, Alpine School District schools will move to at-home learning on Friday, January 14, and Tuesday, January 18, 2022. The adjusted schedule will provide an opportunity to minimize the substantial spread among students and employees. Face-to-face learning will resume on Wednesday, January 19. All schools will be closed for in-person learning on– Friday, January 14 (at-home learning); Monday, January 17 (MLK, Jr. Holiday); Tuesday, January 18 (at-home learning).”
The one major difference is while CCSD cancelled all sports and after-school activities, the Utah school districts have left the decision to each individual school administration whether to allow school sports and other activities to continue or not.
Smaller differences is while CCSD is doing “pause” for students on Friday and Tuesday, participating Utah schools are still doing learning for students, just “at-home” and online.
All schools will resume normal in-person learning on January 19th. At the moment nearby Washington County School District in St. George, Utah, is resuming normal schedule.