SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (KDXU) - Governor Spencer Cox is halting a program allowing COVID-19 testing, to help keep kids in school.

Governor Cox signed House Bill 183 into law Wednesday. The measure puts a hold on the state's "Test to Stay" program, which required a certain threshold of positive COVID-19 tests before a school could move to remote learning.

The new law requires schools to get permission from state lawmakers, the governor's office and the state school superintendent before remote learning is allowed.

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