Active Student/Staff Positive COVID Case Counts

This information is being published to provide transparency for our families, educators and community.  Active cases will be updated each day Monday – Friday.  A positive case will be reported active for 14 days from the date of the confirmed positive test.  It is important to note that while positive cases are reported active for 14 days, the isolation period for an infected individual is 10 days.  Positive individuals may return to school/work after their 10-day isolation period as long as they are symptom free.  Case counts below will include individuals who have returned to school/work but are still being counted as positive due to the active reporting requirement.

A person’s test result is considered private health information and is kept confidential.  Names, grade levels, or any other personally identifiable information will not be shared.  School nurses and the identified COVID Point of Contact (POC) at each school will conduct contact tracing with each positive case.  Notification will be provided to individuals/families who have been exposed to a positive person and were not wearing a mask.  These individuals will be asked to quarantine for 10 days.  (Exposure is defined as being closer than six feet for more than 15 minutes.)  Quarantined individuals may test on day 7 and return with a negative result.  Individuals who were exposed to a positive person in school where masks were being worn by both individuals do not need to quarantine.

We appreciate everyone doing their part to take care of themselves and others by wearing masks, physically distancing, practicing good hand hygiene, and staying home when ill.  By continuing to reinforce these practices, we will be able to keep our schools open and provide a healthy and safe learning environment for all.

Updated 1/15/2021

SchoolActive Student/Staff
Cases
Students in Quarantine
Due to School Exposure
ECEC00
Grant Elementary20
Hillcrest Jr. High20
Horizon Elementary30
Liberty Elementary20
Longview Elementary10
McMillan Elementary10
Murray High100
Parkside Elementary00
Riverview Jr. High20
Viewmont Elementary20
TOTAL CASES250

Note: School counts do not include positive cases for enrolled students that are online only learners or students/employees  that have not been in attendance during their symptomatic period prior to testing positive.  The data on the Salt Lake County Dashboard may include these cases.

Salt Lake County Health Department COVID-19 Data Dashboard for Schools (slide 10 of 13)

Quarantine and Testing Information/Resources

COVID School Exposures Guidelines for Quarantine (English)
COVID School Exposures Guidelines for Quarantine (Spanish)

Rapid COVID testing for people who meet the requirement to test 7 days after exposure to return early (English)
Rapid COVID testing for people who meet the requirement to test 7 days after exposure to return early (Spanish)

Free COVID testing for people with symptoms or who have been in close contact with a positive person (English)
Free COVID testing for people with symptoms or who have been in close contact with a positive person (Spanish)

 

Running Updates/Archive

October 25, 2020

Parkside Elementary Moves to Remote Learning for Two Weeks

October 12, 2020

Health Officials Implement Low-Risk Test and Return Protocol for Schools

October 2, 2020

Murray Board of Education Makes Two Changes to District Plan

August 21, 2020

District Infographic Protocols:

August 18, 2020:

ParentSquare How-To Video: ParentSquare is the District’s key communication tool each school uses to keep families in the loop on activities, information, and more!

July 22, 2020:

July 21, 2020:

July 20, 2020:  MCSD Reopening Plan – Returning with Care (Draft) Updated

July 15, 2020: MCSD Reopening Plan – Return with Care (Draft) Updated

July 14, 2020:  MCSD Reopening Plan – Returning with Care (Draft) Updated

July 14, 2020: Simplified Graphic for Returning with Care Guidelines (English)

July 14, 2020: Simplified Graphic for Returning with Care Guidelines (Spanish)

July 13, 2020:  MCSD Reopening Plan – Returning with Care (Draft)  Updated

July 9, 2020:  MCSD Reopening Plan – Returning with Care (Draft)
Presented to MCSD School Board for consideration
Plan will continue to be updated with additional details as they become available

July 5, 2020: Murray Returns with Care Initiative Launched