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School Cases

As reported since July 20, 2021.
Updated on Thursdays.

Total cases: 11,609

Outbreaks: 320

Updated: 1/20/22, 1:25 p.m.

 District/category  Cases 
 Amphitheater  1,365
 Catalina Foothills  292
 Continental  98
 Flowing Wells  537
 Marana  947
 Sahuarita  616
 Sunnyside  1,163
 Tanque Verde  168
 Tucson Unified  3,170
 Vail  1,324
 Other  1,929


2021-2022 School Year

The Pima County Health Department, in an effort to protect students returning to school, issued a standing order on July 30 that specifies the requirements that schools and students must take regarding actual and suspected COVID-19 cases.


We also have updated K-12 guidance (7/28/2021) for the 2021-2022 school year. It aligns with CDC's

New variants of COVID-19 are more contagious for children. Mitigation practices are still critical to keep our children healthy. Pima County co-authored a study published Sept. 24 by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that shows universal mask wearing in Arizona K-12 schools considerably reduces the likelihood of a school-associated COVID-19 outbreak.

What is an “outbreak”?

An outbreak is two or more laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 cases among students or staff with onsets within a 14-day period, who are epidemiologically linked, do not share a household, and were not identified as close contacts of each other in another setting.

For Parents, Caregivers, and Guardians

For more information on your child's school re-opening plans and protocols visit the District Return Plans page.


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This webpage will be updated frequently with the latest information so that schools, parents and the public have up to date information and accurate, scientific information about COVID-19.
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