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Press Release "Test to Play – Round Two"

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December 22, 2020

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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 first round of testing was conducted on December 10 and 11. The second round of testing took place on Monday, December 21. Below are the test results from round two:

School

# of individuals tested

# of positive test results

Positivity Rate

Bonneville

99

5

5.1%

Fremont

359

16

4.5%

Roy

188

10

5.3%

Weber

203

2

Less than 1%

Total

849

33

3.9%

Bonneville had five new cases. The school is in soft closure until January 4, 2021. Currently, there are 31 active cases at the school.

Fremont had 16 new cases spread across multiple groups. The school entered into soft closure for two weeks on December 21. Students are scheduled to return to class on Tuesday, January 5, 2021. Currently, there are 36 active cases at the school.

Roy had 10 new cases spread across multiple groups. School is out for winter break, with students scheduled to return to the class on January 4, 2021. The situation will be re-evaluated prior to returning to determine if the classes should be moved online. Currently, there are 19 active cases at the school.

Weber had two new cases. The school is in soft closure with students scheduled to return to class on January 4, 2021. Currently, there are 15 active cases at the school.

The overall positivity rate was 3.9%, which is an increase from round one (1.8%).

Weber School District will continue to test students and staff every two weeks according to state guidelines. Round three of "Test to Play" will be conducted on Monday, January 4, 2021.

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

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