COVID-19 Mitigation Plan
For the 2021–22 school year, we need your help to continue in-person learning safely. We are providing our students with rich learning experiences, social and co-curricular activities, and allowing them to enjoy the vibrant Salt Lake City School District (the District) community we have all come to know and value.
To help ensure a safe, in-person learning and social environment, the Salt Lake County Health Department strongly recommends that everyone eligible (currently people 12 years and older) be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. The district will be partnering with the Salt Lake County Health Department to provide COVID-19 vaccination clinics for our families and the community at large. Details for the vaccination clinics can be found on our website. For families with children too young to be vaccinated yet, everyone eligible around them needs to be vaccinated.
The Salt Lake County Health Department has provided COVID-19 Get the Facts. This document includes factual information about the COVID vaccine and how to receive it. We encourage you to follow the advice of our community's medical and scientific experts to protect your family—and our community—from the pandemic by getting vaccinated. Remember, "it takes a village" to ensure all our students are safe and able to attend school in person, if that is their family's choice.
The health and safety of our students and employees continue to be our number one priority. If you have questions about how to get vaccinated, please contact the Salt Lake County Health Department at 385-468-7468 or visit ThisIsOurShot.com.
Salt Lake City School District is committed to creating safe, healthy, and effective learning environments for all our students. We continue to monitor data about the spread of the coronavirus and to review guidance from public health organizations and government agencies. Under these dynamic conditions, no plan is truly final. New information, data, and guidance will continue to inform our thinking and decision-making processes. Our primary concern is the health and well-being of our students, staff, and community. No matter the model of instruction our families have selected, we will continue to strive to meet our students' academic, social, physical, and emotional needs. We are grateful to all stakeholders for their patience and understanding as we work together to keep our community safe.
Students and staff have returned to schools with increased health and safety measures in place to combat the potential spread of COVID-19, including the Delta variant, in our schools. District leadership continues to engage in meaningful conversations with health authorities to create our return to school plan with safety and health at the forefront. We have also considered recommendations from the Utah Department of Health, American Academy of Pediatrics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), CDC Science Brief: Transmission of SARS-CoV-2 in K-12 Schools, and CDC Interim Public Health Recommendations for Fully Vaccinated People. We have outlined our virus mitigation strategies below.
- Heightened Cleaning Protocols
- Face Coverings for Students and Employees
- Parents Visiting Schools
- Visitors and Volunteers
- Meal Service
- Extracurricular Activities and Athletics
- Protocol for Student Athletes and Athletic Events
- Protocols for Sick Students and Staff
- Positive COVID-19 Case Confirmation
- Special Education
- Social and Emotional Support