Surge of COVID-19 cases cause quarantine at Millard Elementary

A classroom of elementary students in Millard Public Schools is in quarantine at home, after a cluster of COVID-19 cases was identified this week.

According to school officials, the classroom will be closed for seven days to prevent possible spread. 

The situation could be a model for how the school district and health officials handle clusters in the new school year. 

Millard Students returned to school a week ago for in-person learning. 

The district opened the school year with a mask-optional policy.

Parents have been divided on the policy, and school board members are set to review it next month.