COVID Guidance for K-12 Schools

 To keep our school community healthy, please keep an eye on your children's health, and please keep your student home if they are showing any signs of illness.  SLArts is following advice from the CDC and the Salt Lake County Health Department. Current Risk Levels for our community, and the advice for COVID safety for each risk level can be found here:
Tracking Covid cases in our community is important because it tells us how well our mitigation strategies are working.  Reporting positive Covid cases helps us understand how to keep kids in In-Person School. Covid Testing is readily available now, to anyone exhibiting symptoms. Free COVID Testing is available down the street from school at the Salt Lake County health department. We also have FREE at home tests in the front office.

If your student is symptomatic, please have them tested! While you wait for the results of a Covid test your student should remain isolated at home. If the Covid Test is positive, your student must stay home for 5 days from the date of the of the positive test - the test day is day 0.  They may return to school when they are fever-free for 24 hours without medication, and if their symptoms are improving.


If your student is exposed to COVID, they may continue to come to school regardless of vaccination status, but must wear a mask for 10 days while you monitor for symptoms. SLArts will contact parents of students who have been in close contact with a confirmed COVID case, so that their student knows to wear a mask at school.


The County is no longer conducting Contact Tracing. In addition, since under the current CDC Community Risk Level guidance many students are not wearing a mask, SLArts will not be contact tracing, other than to alert our parents when a student in their child's grade has tested positive. Because our students have five different classes, with a different set of students in each class, alerting the entire grade of a positive case seems more effective to us.


The NEWEST (August 30, 2022) COVID guidance for schools from the CDC and the Salt Lake County Health Department is linked below. SLArts Governing Board will follow the recommendations of the CDC and the Salt Lake County Health Department. As COVID levels shift and guidance changes, we will ask our community to respond accordingly. Thank you for caring for our students, teachers and families!