A principal of an elementary school in Northern Utah has died after battling COVID-19 for five weeks. A 57 year old high school teacher in the same county died of coronavirus in July., according to a statement posted online on Aug. 8, 2020.
We learned of the deceased through the following tribute posted on social media.,
My heart is broken.
Kelly Rindlisbacher was my 5th grade principal.
Funny how one person can have such an impact on your life—he was the first adult who really treated me like I was someone who could achieve something in life.https://t.co/2e8ZXvXqZr
— Erin Cox (@erincoxnews) August 8, 2020
Cause of Death.
We have no information at the moment on of caused death . This post will be updated as soon as we have that information.
The following are some tributes posted on social media to honor the life and the legacy of the deceased.
I’m very sad to say that Kelly Rindlisbacher, class of 1977, passed away yesterday, from Covid-19. He was the principal of Nibley Elementary. He was ill about 5 weeks, much of it in McKay Dee hospital on a ventilator.
I just found out that Nibley Elementary principal Kelly Rindlisbacher has died of COVID-19. I worked with him when I was a reporter up in Logan. He was very, very kind and very dedicated to his students.
— Kelly Cannon (@mskellycannon) August 8, 2020
Liz McCalley Birmingham wrote
Very sad so many I know are heading to the hospital
Justin Gustavo wrote yes push more fear so schools won’t open.. this virus is really not that deadly.
Travis Thurston wrote
So sad to lose a neighbor and a member of our school community
Cara Greenwell wrote
Kate T. Bee wrote
That is sad. Does Utah consider his death due to coronavirus since he died more than 22 days after diagnosis? I think that’s the standard they’re using.
Nicole Tonkovich wrote
Spelling!! Remember, the principal is your PAL. (I hope for better from public journalism.)
Chris Young wrote
This wasn’t from opening schools. Apparently caught it from family a few weeks ago.
Steve Smith wrote
Why tell us about the principal without telling us about the other 300 who have died?
David Jay Crispin wrote
Playing with the data. Death nor included in Cache County numbers? Got to get below 400 to make Hebbe happy.
Kelly B Harrison wrote
In the first place it’s the trump virus. With 160,000+ American deaths and growing under his belt, he owns the virus. What a great “Democratic hoax”. Don’t worry it’ll just go away when it gets hot….