After 17 COVID cases, Riverton High will close for 2 days of deep cleaning

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SOUTH JORDAN, Utah (ABC4 News) – The Jordan School District Board met Wednesday night for an emergency meeting about Riverton High School — after 16 students and an employee there had tested positive for COVID-19 recently.

Board members discussed a recommendation from the county health department to go to virtual instruction only for two weeks. But parents, students and even school board members mostly discussed the negative impacts of quarantining and at-home learning for students and their mental health.

The meeting, which lasted roughly 90 minutes and included some public comment, ended with the school board voting 6-1 to close the school on Thursday and Friday for a deep clean — and to resume classes at Riverton High School on Monday.

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