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Bonneville High School moves to online learning, reports 15 or more COVID-19 cases

Bonneville High School in Washington Terrace, Weber County, is pictured on Friday, Oct. 9, 2020. (Kristin Murphy, Deseret News)

WEBER COUNTY, Utah– Bonneville High School is moving to online learning for two weeks following a COVID-19 outbreak. 

In an announcement Wednesday, officials from Bonneville High said “15 or more individuals connected to the school have tested positive for COVID-19 within the past two weeks, and multiple classrooms have been affected.” The school will close for 14-days per the recommendation of the Weber County Health Department.

From Thursday, Oct. 29 to Wednesday, Nov. 11 students will participate in remote instruction. Students are scheduled to return to class on Thursday, Nov. 12th.

During the closure, Bonneville High School will be disinfected and sanitized in compliance with its Safe Weber Framework.

It is important to note that this announcement does not mean the entire school is quarantined. Bonneville High School officials said only those who have tested positive or exposed to the virus must quarantine for 14-days. 

School sanctioned extracurricular activities are allowed to continue under remote instruction so long as there are no more than three positive cases of the virus. 

“Currently, there are no active cases on the volleyball or football teams,” said Bonneville High School officials. “At this time, students will be allowed to continue to participate in these sports.”

Bonneville High School said it’s working with the local health department and will make adjustments as necessary.

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How To Prevent the Spread of COVID-19Coronavirus

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

KSL Coronavirus Q&A

Utah’s Coronavirus Information

UtahState 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