Salt Lake schools to stay on distance learning until at least Nov. 9

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SALT LAKE CITY — Salt Lake City schools will remain in remote learning mode until at least Nov. 9, according to a letter sent to the school community by Interim Superintendent Larry Madden on Tuesday.

“As we approach the first midterm checkpoint, Salt Lake City has not met the metrics the board selected to return to in-person learning. Therefore, we will continue in remote learning through the end of the first quarter, which ends on Nov. 9,” Madden wrote.

Prior to the start of the school year, the Salt Lake City Board of Education established the metrics to allow students to return to some form of in-person learning provided that Salt Lake County’s COVID-19 positive test rate was below 5% for seven consecutive days, and there was a COVID-19 positive case count of less than 10 per 100,000 residents of Salt Lake County.

“Over the last seven days, Salt Lake County has had a COVID-19 positive test rate of 11.61%, and a COVID-19 positive case count of 32.1 per 100,000 residents of Salt Lake County,” the letter states. Thus, the district will continue with online teaching and learning.

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