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"Test to Play – Round Three"

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Press Release

January 4, 2021

Following the provisions outlined in the Utah Department of Health’s public health order and School Manual, Weber School District will continue testing students and staff for COVID-19 as part of the "Test to Play" initiative. The testing involves individuals who are participating in extracurricular activities. This includes winter sports, band, cheer, drill, choir, debate, and theater.

Testing teams are comprised of administrators, nurses, and other school personnel from each of our four main high schools. The teams are administering the BinaxNOW COVID-19 rapid test, which provides results within 15 minutes.

The third round of testing was conducted on Monday, January 4, 2021. Here are the results:

School

# of individuals tested

# of positive test results

Positivity Rate

Bonneville

272

2

0.74%

Fremont

231

7

3.03%

Roy

275

7

2.55%

Weber

179

2

1.12%

Total

956

18

1.88%

All Weber School District schools were closed between December 23, 2020 and January 3, 2021 for winter break. Students returned to the classrooms on Monday, January 4 with the exception of Fremont High School, which reopened on Tuesday, January 5.

The overall positivity rate for round three was 1.88%, which is decrease from round two (3.88%).

Weber School District will continue to test students and staff every two weeks according to state guidelines.

https://coronavirus-download.utah.gov/Health/UPHO-2020-26-Updated-Statewide-COVID-19-Restrictions.pdf

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