Cottonwood High is moving online. Here’s a list of Utah schools that have had COVID-19 outbreaks.

Another high school in Salt Lake County will temporarily move online after a COVID-19 outbreak among students and staff.

Cottonwood High School in Murray reported having more than 15 positive cases Tuesday. In response, Granite School District announced it would follow recommendations from the Utah Department of Health to shut down for two weeks and shuffle students to remote learning.

That begins with classes Wednesday and goes through Oct. 28.

“At the end of the day, Granite District is committed to adhering to health department guidance,” said spokesman Ben Horsley. “We believe in the science behind that.”

So far, 15 schools in the county have hit the 15-person infection threshold since most reopened in August. Three have not shut their doors for the full two-week period that’s suggested. Those are Riverton High, Copper Hills High and Bingham High, all in Jordan School District, which instead closed for a day or two for cleaning before allowing students to return.

Across the state, at least 21 schools have hit the threshold — with 20 high schools and one middle school. There are 154 traditional high schools in Utah, so that accounts for 13% hitting the recommended closure point.

Meanwhile, another four schools got close and took measures, including shifting to a hybrid schedule mixing online and in-person classes, to try to stop the spread ahead of time.

Across Utah, there have been 3,904 cases of COVID-19 reported in schools. That jumped by 156 on Tuesday.

Here’s a breakdown of the reported school outbreaks of more than 15 individuals, by county, and what each district or charter has done in response:

• Corner Canyon High: Initially moved to a hybrid schedule on Sept. 11. But after cases continued to climb, it moved to all online, starting Sept. 21 and going until at least Oct. 16.

• Alta High: Closed Sept. 22 for two weeks of online learning. It has since returned in person.

• Brighton High: Closed Sept. 22 for two weeks of online learning. It has since returned in person.

• Draper Park Middle: Closed Sept. 28 for two weeks of online learning. It has since returned in person.

• Granger High: Closed Sept. 23 for two weeks of online learning. It has since returned in person.

• Olympus High: Closed Sept. 23 for two weeks of online learning. It has since returned in person.

• Cottonwood High: Closed Oct. 14 for two weeks of online learning.

• Riverton High: Closed for two days for cleaning and returned on Sept. 21.

• Copper Hills High: Closed for one day for cleaning and returned on Sept. 23.

• West Jordan High: Closed Oct. 1 for two weeks of online learning.

• Mountain Ridge High: Closed Oct. 1 for two weeks of online learning.

Bingham High: Closed for two days for cleaning and returned on Oct. 5.

• Murray High: Closed Oct. 5 for two weeks of online learning.

• American Preparatory Academy, Draper 1 campus: Closed Sept. 1 for two weeks of online learning. It has since returned in person.

Providence Hall High in Herriman: Closed Oct. 1 for two weeks of online learning.

• Timpanogos High: Moved to a hybrid learning schedule on Sept. 22 for two weeks. It has since returned in person.

• American Fork High: Moved to a hybrid learning schedule on Sept. 28 for two weeks. It has since returned in person.

• Lone Peak High: Moved to a hybrid learning schedule on Sept. 28 for two weeks. It has since returned in person.

• Orem High: Moved to a hybrid learning schedule on Sept. 28 for two weeks. It has since returned in person.

*Additionally, Pleasant Grove High did not surpass 15 active cases, but it also moved to a temporary hybrid model on Sept. 3 for two weeks. It has since returned in person.

Piute County School District*

• All three schools in the district — Oscarson Elementary, Circleville Elementary and Piute High — closed Oct. 5 for two weeks of online learning.

*None reached the 15-person threshold, but the district said too many students and teachers were out on quarantine to continue with face-to-face learning.

Tooele County School District

• Tooele High: Closed Oct. 9 for two weeks of online learning.

Wasatch County School District

• Wasatch High: Closed Oct. 9 for two weeks of online learning.

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