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Positive COVID-19 Case Forces Second Round Of Quarantines At FUSD


Flagstaff Unified School District officials say more people are in quarantine this week after a person tested positive for COVID-19 at an elementary school.

The district didn’t release information about the affected grade level at Sechrist Elementary or whether the individual is a student. An FUSD spokesperson says the district learned of the positive test Thursday evening, and conducted contact tracing and informed families of the exposure Friday morning.

It’s the second time since in-person learning resumed on March 22 at FUSD that people have been forced to quarantine after COVID exposure. A class at Marshall Elementary returned to virtual learning last week after a positive test.

All FUSD grades have now returned to in-person learning after a year of online instruction amid the pandemic. According to the FUSD data dashboard, as of March 19 there had been 275 confirmed COVID infections among students and staff since August 2020.

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