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School Cases

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

Total cases: 3,290

Outbreaks: 95 

Updated: 10/22/21, 11:05 a.m.

 District/category  Cases 
 Amphitheater  387
 Catalina Foothills  60
 Continental  16
 Flowing Wells  142
 Marana  368
 Sahuarita  168
 Sunnyside  291
 Tanque Verde  42
 Tucson Unified  780
 Vail  381
 Other  655


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.

Read the PIMA COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT SANITARY MEASURE 2021-01 (dated 7/30/2021; updated 8/17/2021)

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.

PCHD is working with schools to figure out the new normal as children and staff return to classrooms.

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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