‘Trib Talk’ Town Hall: Reopening schools in Utah

(Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune) An empty art classroom at Granite Park Junior High in South Salt Lake on Monday, March 30, 2020.

Despite a dramatic surge in recorded coronavirus cases, most of Utah’s K-12 schools are still set to reopen this fall. While each district is required to follow strict requirements for social distancing and sanitation, there are still some uncertainties about what classes will look like.

Tribune editor Jennifer Napier-Pearce hosted a virtual town hall about about going back to school in a pandemic with Utah Education Association President Heidi Matthews, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Sydnee Dickson, Utah PTA President Laney Benedict and Dr. Kashif Memon of Steward Health Care.

You can watch the conversation on Facebook or Youtube, and you can listen to the audio on iTunes, Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts.

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“Trib Talk” is produced by Jeni Fitzgibbon and Sara Weber.