Governor Spencer Cox announced that Utah teachers would be next in line to receive the vaccine, beginning January 11. Summit County teachers are receiving these vaccines at the drive-thru Utah Film Studios.
Summit County Health Department reports that they are administering all available doses of the vaccine they receive with more demand than supply from the State. The county is receiving approximately 300-400 doses a week. There are at least 1,200 educators in Summit County.
Wasatch School District teachers are also currently receiving the vaccine through the District and have 1,208 staff and faculty members.
Cox indicated that he expects it to take several weeks for every educator to be vaccinated, but every educator who wants the vaccine should have the opportunity to receive one by the end of February.
Cox recommended that educators who are 65 and older and those who have underlying medical conditions should receive the vaccine before their younger, healthier colleagues.
Wasatch County School District is offering students and staff rapid covid testing. Eligible individuals need to register through the District website.
The biggest change in COVID safety measures is in regards to quarantining. Stated on the Park City School District website, it says students may end quarantine on day 10 without testing if they don’t have symptoms. They can end quarantine 10 days after the last time a student had close contact with the person who tested positive OR students can end their quarantine on day 7 with a negative test result and show no symptoms.
Students and staff of both school districts are encouraged to stay home if they are feeling any flu-like symptoms.
For more information, please visit the school district websites: