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Salt Lake City School District

EMPLOYEE COVID-19 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQs)

On January 21, 2022, the Utah House of Representatives voted to pass SJR3, which lifts the city and county mask orders effectively immediately. While we are no longer under a mask mandate, the use of face coverings is strongly recommended and encouraged for Salt Lake City School District employees, students, and visitors while indoors or while riding a school bus. Where possible, we encourage you to use a respirator (such as N95 or KN95) or to double layer a surgical mask under a cloth mask if you do not have access to a respirator. We will continue to have disposable face coverings available for employees, students, and visitors who wish to use one. 

Quarantine and Isolation

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

Any district employee who is directly exposed to COVID-19 is required to contact benefits@slcschools.org to notify the Human Resource Services department of the exposure. 

According to the new COVID-19 guidelines adopted by the Salt Lake County Health Department, if you have been exposed to someone with COVID-19, you have up-to-date protection and can continue working if: 

  • You do not have symptoms and the district determines ANY of the following apply: 
    • You have had 2 Pfizer or Moderna vaccines within the last 6 months or 1 J &J vaccine within the last 2 months AND it has been at least 2 weeks since receiving these doses, OR 
    • You have had a COVID-19 vaccine booster dose. 

You should stay at home and quarantine for at least 5 days from the last day you were exposed to COVID-19 if none of the above apply.  

You may return on the 6th day if: 

  • Symptoms do not develop, AND 
  • You wear a mask at school while the Salt Lake City mask mandate is in place. 

If you are exposed at home and none of the above apply you must quarantine at home for at least 5 days, away from the person who tested positive. If you cannot totally separate from the positive family member, your 5-day quarantine will not begin until the positive family member’s isolation is over. 

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

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

You are required to:
● Stay at home for 5 days from the day you were tested, even if you don’t have symptoms or feel sick.
● Wear a mask at school while the Salt Lake City mask mandate is in place.
● Isolation is required for all people who test positive for COVID-19 regardless of whether they are vaccinated or unvaccinated. You will be required to isolate for a minimum of 5 days regardless of symptom status.
Additionally, you cannot return to work unless

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

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

Your options, whether you are vaccinated or not, will be to isolate for 5 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 allowed to visit schools for the purpose of providing tutoring and assisting in school productions (plays, choir, dance, instrumental, etc…). While we are no longer under a mask mandate, the use of face coverings is strongly recommended and encouraged for Salt Lake City School District employees, students, and visitors while indoors or while riding a school bus. Where possible, we encourage you to use a respirator (such as N95 or KN95) or to double layer a surgical mask under a cloth mask if you do not have access to a respirator. We will continue to have disposable face coverings available for employees, students, and visitors who wish to use one.  

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