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Small Arizona District Closes Schools Due To Illness Report


Schools in a rural southeastern Arizona town were closed Thursday while health officials determine whether some students had been exposed to the coronavirus. 

The Pima Unified School District announced Wednesday night that schools wold be closed due to a report that an unspecified number of elementary school students were possibly exposed to “”to an unknown illness."

The statement said the closure Thursday was “”out of abundance of caution" while health officials determined whether the illness involved the coronavirus.

The district serves the town of Pima and two smaller communities in Graham County.

The district's website  says the district's has one high school, a junior high school and an elementary school and approximately 1,000 students. 

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