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COVID-19 Information and Reporting

Salt Lake City School District

EMPLOYEE COVID-19 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQs)

 Due to an emergency order issued by Mayor Erin Mendenhall, all staff and teachers working at K-12 schools (including district offices) are required to wear face masks while indoors on the premises, on school-provided transportation, attending an indoor school-sponsored activity, and outdoors when social distancing is not possible.

 Masks and Face Coverings

Are employees required to wear masks or face coverings at work?

Employees are required to wear masks or face coverings while at work.

Quarantine and Isolation

What happens if an employee is exposed to COVID at school/work?

Contact benefits@slcschools.org to notify the HRS department of the exposure.

If you are exposed at school/work, you can continue working if you do not have symptoms and the district determines ANY of the following apply:

·         You are fully vaccinated for COVID-19 (2 weeks after your final dose), OR

·         You and the person exposed were both wearing masks, OR

·         You have tested positive for COVID in the last 90 days but no longer have symptoms.

If none of the above apply to you, two options are available:

1.      Quarantine at home for 10 days.

OR

2.      Wear a mask at work for 10 days.

With either choice, you have the option to get tested on day 7. If you test negative on day 7 and do not have any COVID-19 symptoms, you can be released from quarantine.

If you are exposed at home you must complete a full 10-day quarantine—there is no option to wear a mask and attend school, or to test on day 7 and leave quarantine early.

If you are exposed somewhere other than school or home, you must quarantine for at least 7 days. On day 7, you will have the option to test out of quarantine or continue to quarantine for an additional 3 days.

Please note that fully vaccinated employees or employees who have tested positive for COVID in the past 90 days are not considered exposed.

 

What happens if an employee tests positive for COVID-19?

Contact benefits@slcschools.org to notify the HRS department of the positive test. You will be required to isolate for a minimum of 10 days from when your symptoms started or 10 days from your test date if you have no symptoms. Additionally, you cannot return to work unless you are fever-free for more than 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medication.

 

What happens if an employee is experiencing symptoms of COVID-19?

Contact benefits@slcschools.org to notify the HRS department. You will be required to isolate. Your options, whether you are vaccinated or not, will be to isolate for 10 days or get tested for COVID-19. If your test comes back negative and you are no longer experiencing symptoms, you can return to work. If you are still experiencing symptoms, you should stay home until 24 hours after your symptoms have passed.

COVID-19 Testing and Vaccination Clinics

Will Salt Lake City School District be providing COVID –19 testing and vaccination clinics?

Salt Lake City School District will continue to collaborate with the Utah Department of Health and the Salt Lake County Health Department to provide COVID-19 testing centers and COVID-19 vaccination clinics.

Currently, the Utah Department of Health is providing COVID-19 testing on Mondays and Wednesdays from 4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. at Highland High School: 2166 South 1700 East, Salt Lake City, UT 84106

For information about our vaccination clinics, click here.

 

Are volunteers allowed in schools?

Volunteers are now allowed to visit schools for the purpose of providing tutoring and assisting in school productions (plays, choir, dance, instrumental, etc…). Volunteers are required to wear a mask and socially distance as much as possible. Only adults will be allowed to enter for volunteer activities. Visitors may schedule meetings with an individual teacher, counselor, or administrators as needed. Visitors with appointments are required to wear masks and socially distance as much as possible. We will review this decision every 30 days. 

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT SALT LAKE CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT’S COVID-19 MITIGATION PLAN, CLICK HERE.