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.
The availability of on-site site instruction is based on Laveen’s community public health data meeting the Arizona Department of Health Services’ criteria for providing a hybrid instructional model. You may view this community-based data as shared by Maricopa County Department of Public Health (MCDPH). This information is updated each Thursday by MCDPH.
Additionally, 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. 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 appear in the second column. This information will be updated daily.
Unless otherwise directed by MCDPH, schools will remain open and continue to implement mitigation strategies.
|School||Confirmed Active Cases||Recovered Cases|
|Vista del Sur||0||1|
|Laveen Education Center||2||2|
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 14 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.