District to carry out 'Test to Stay' at UHS

District to carry out 'Test to Stay' at UHS
Posted on 01/26/2021
This is the image for the news article titled District to carry out 'Test to Stay' at UHSToday, Jan. 26, Uintah High School reached the threshold set by the state for a school outbreak. The high school is reporting 19 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the past 14 days.

Uintah School District is implementing the state's "Test to Stay" protocol at UHS.

UHS students will participate in remote learning on Wednesday, Jan. 27, and Thursday, Jan. 28, while the school undergoes deep cleaning. To be marked present, students must be logged in during class time. Friday, Jan. 29, will follow the normal online learning schedule established for this school year.

All students enrolled in concurrent courses at Utah State University Uintah Basin or UBTech should contact their instructor to find out if they should attend classes in person.

A negative COVID-19 test is required to return to in-person classes at UHS on Monday, Feb. 1. Voluntary rapid COVID-19 antigen testing will be provided for free to all UHS students and staff by the district on Wednesday and Thursday at the following times:

Wednesday, Jan. 27

• 8 a.m. to noon for individuals whose last name starts with the letters A through L

• noon to 4 p.m. for individuals whose last name starts with the letters M through Z

Thursday, Jan. 28

• 8 a.m. to noon for individuals whose last name starts with the letters M through Z

• noon to 4 p.m. for individuals whose last name starts with the letters A through L

Testing will take place in the big gym. Individuals should enter through the east side of the gym and exit on the west side. Masks are required inside the school. Please avoid congregating inside and outside the school. Teachers have been asked to excuse students from remote learning during the specific time they are being tested.

Testing of minors requires consent from a parent or guardian. A consent form is being sent home today with all UHS students and can also be downloaded HERE.

Students who test negative for COVID-19 will return to in-person learning on Monday, Feb. 1. They will be provided with proof of their negative test result at the time of testing and should bring it with them to school.

Students who test positive or who decline to be tested will attend classes remotely for a period of at least 10 calendar days. They can return to school in-person on Monday, Feb. 8. Free grab-n-go meals are available for these students at the established locations and times listed on the district's website.

Testing Exceptions
• Individuals who were tested on Monday, Jan. 25, as part of the school's Test to Play protocol are not required to test again at this time. Students participating in extracurricular activities (sports, theatre, etc.) should contact their coach or advisor for information about testing protocols, practice and rehearsal schedules, and upcoming games or performances.

• Individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 90 days are exempted from testing. They must provide proof of their positive test result, including the date of the positive test, to the school nurse.
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