Laveen School District COVID-19 Data
The safety and well being of Laveen students and staff during the COVID-19 pandemic is our top priority. We continue to base decisions regarding the safety of on-site learning on public health data as shared by the Maricopa County Department of Public Health. We believe that our families should also have access to this very important data and have developed this dashboard to provide weekly information related to COVID-19 cases in our schools and broader community.
We are providing a summary of confirmed COVID-19 cases by school. The numbers in the table below represent confirmed COVID-19 cases that have been reported to MCDPH and Laveen Schools as of March 1. Any person (student or staff member) who tests positive for COVID-19 must be excluded from the facility until they have completed the isolation period outlined in the MCDPH Home Isolation Guidance. Once the isolation period is completed, and the individual returns to school, it will be considered recovered and appears in the second column. This information will be updated as new cases are reported.
|School||Confirmed Active Cases||Recovered Cases
As of March 1, 2021
|Vista del Sur||0||6|
|Laveen Education Center||0||1|
With assistance from the Maricopa County Department of Public Health, Laveen has set both school and classroom data metrics that will be used in deciding if a school or classroom needs to transition back to virtual learning.
A school will transition to virtual learning for ten (10) calendar days* if two percent (2%) of the on-campus population has an active COVID-19 infection.
A classroom will transition to virtual learning for ten (10)* calendar days if one of the following is met:
- the classroom teacher tests positive for COVID-19; or
- the classroom has three (3) active student cases; or
- the COVID-19 Response Team determines it is in the best interest of students and staff
In addition to our new metrics, we have created the COVID-19 Response Team (CRT), which is responsible for investigating all positive cases and, as each case is unique, has the final decision-making authority for any transition to virtual learning. The CRT is comprised of administrators, teachers, health associates, school nurses and, if needed, will consult with public health officials.
*Number of days for virtual learning was updated March 11, 2021 based on guidance from MCDPH and CDC.
Please be advised that if a school has more than two active COVID-19 cases at one time, it is considered to be an “outbreak” by MCDPH. A school outbreak of COVID-19 is defined as:
- Two or more students or staff who have tested positive for COVID-19 within a 14-day period; and
- Have had some close contact such as in a classroom or on a school sports team;
- Do not live in the same household; and
- Were not identified as close contacts of each other outside of the school setting during a Public Health case investigation (e.g. friends who play together in each other’s homes).
If a student or staff member tests positive for COVID-19, all persons that have been “close contact” with the positive individual will be notified by the Laveen School District. A “close contact” is defined by the Centers for Disease Control as a person being within six feet for a continual ten to fifteen minute duration. Any student considered to be in close contact with the positive individual is required to quarantine for 10 days from exposure date. All students and staff will be notified when a positive case occurs at their school. Please be advised that HIPAA guidelines prohibit the Laveen School District and MCDPH from personally identifying those who have tested positive for COVID-19.
Please review our Family Handbook for On-Site Learning for more information regarding our mitigation strategies and notification procedures.