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Nine more COVID-19 cases in Salt Lake County

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SALT LAKE CITY — The Salt Lake County Health Department says there are nine more people with COVID-19 in the county. The department says it does not believe any of the cases are a result of local or community transmission.

This brings the total to 14 cases in the county: 11 adults and three children.

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Two of the children attended school while experiencing symptoms. The schools possibly affected are Hunter High School and Entheos Academy. The health department says those school communities have been notified, and students and staff of both schools to quarantine at home until March 27.

After the confirmed case at Hunter High, the district announced school would closed. It also said students and staff will be required to quarantine.

The Granite School District released new guidelines on how to prevent the spread of the virus in response to the new cases.

How To Prevent the Spread of COVID-19 Coronavirus

COVID-19 coronavirus is transmitted from person to person. It is a virus that is similar to the common cold and the flu. So, to prevent it from spreading:

  • Wash hands frequently and thoroughly, with soap and water, for at least 20 seconds.
  • Don’t touch your face.
  • Keep children and those with compromised immune systems away from someone who is coughing or sneezing (in this instance, at least six feet)
  • If there is an outbreak near you, practice social distancing (stay at home, instead of going to the movies, sports events, or other activities.)
  • Get a flu shot.

Local resources

State of Utah:

Utah State Board of Education

Utah Hospital Association

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Utah Coronavirus Information Line – 1-800-456-7707

National Resources

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Commonly asked questions, World Health Organization

Cases in the United States