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Salt Lake City Schools Will Start only Online This Fall

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Utah Gov. Gary Herbert walks through the rotunda to a COVID-19 briefing Thursday, July 30, 2020, in Salt Lake City. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

SALT LAKE CITY — The Salt Lake City School District Board of Education has announced that its schools will start the year with all online-only classes, making it the only district in the state to not offer in person classes, the Salt Lake Tribune reported.

The board voted 6-1 to approve the decision Thursday in response to an increasing number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the city.

Board President Melissa Ford said that schools will start online Sept. 8 under a two-week delay to give teachers, parents and students time to prepare. Any reopening plans are expected to align with either the midway mark or end of a quarter to not disrupt classes and grading.