Current case counts are now found on the Salt Lake County Health Department’s COVID Dashboard
Once on the county dashboard, click the ‘Schools’ tab and filter to Granite School District to see case count information.
Note on tracking current case counts:
During all of last school year and the beginning of the current school year, our school district has assisted the Salt Lake County Health Department with contact tracing efforts and investigations, as well as assisting with communicating directly with impacted families and employees. The Health Department will now be handling all of the contact tracing efforts.
The shift to the health department’s reporting system will help ensure the integrity and security of this vital information.
Will I be notified if there is a case in my school?
Only those individuals who are believed to have had direct exposure or close contact to someone with COVID-19 at the school will be notified. Close contact means you were closer than 6 feet for 15 minutes or more from someone who has the virus. If contacted, the health department will provide specific guidance related to testing and quarantine.
In most cases, the health department will contact individuals who were in the same class or other area as someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, but do not need to quarantine because they were not directly exposed. In these situations, the health department will encourage close monitoring for symptoms for a specified period of time.
What is quarantine?
Quarantine is a directive to stay at home for specified period of days. While under quarantine, individuals are away from others so they don’t infect someone else without knowing it.
Students or staff who are exposed to COVID-19 will work with the health department regarding quarantine. Those who are exposed will NOT be quarantined if they have no symptoms and any of the following: they had a confirmed case of COVID-19 in the past 90 days, have been fully vaccinated, the positive individual and the exposed individual were both wearing masks at the time of exposure, they were wearing an N95/KN95 mask at the time of exposure, or if non-immunized they wear a mask for 10 days following exposure.
Should I get tested if there is a case at my school?
The health department may direct those who have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 to get tested. In these cases, families will be contacted directly for guidance. If there is a case at your school and you have not been contacted regarding exposure, it means your child was not directly exposed to COVID-19. Continue monitoring for symptoms as usual, and follow the guidance of your healthcare provider, or call the Salt Lake County Public Health Hotline (385-468-4636).