Utah teacher with COVID-19 is leaving the hospital as she begins to recover – The Salt Lake Tribune (What happens when schools open too soon – she nearly died)

Jensen, 54, is one of the first teachers in the state to be hospitalized from COVID-19, which Talesha Jensen believes her mom contracted at the Draper school earlier this month. Corner Canyon High had reported having 15 cases on Sept. 11 among its students and staff, including a close colleague of Jensen’s. But the district’s board initially voted to keep the school open — against the recommendation from state health officials — despite the size of the outbreak. And a few days later, after testing positive, Jensen went to the emergency room unable to breathe. She was checked into the intensive care unit and put on a ventilator Sept. 17. It wasn’t until that point that the district decided to switch to online instruction for two weeks. By then, Jensen’s husband and two daughters also had the virus, with much milder symptoms. And the spread in the school ballooned to more than 70 people.

Source: Utah teacher with COVID-19 is leaving the hospital as she begins to recover – The Salt Lake Tribune