Northern Arizona University has reopened for in-person classes Monday, welcoming students for the first time since the coronavirus pandemic closed the Flagstaff campus in March.

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State health officials say COVID-19 conditions in Arizona have improved to the point where it is safe for two rural counties to reopen schools for partial in-person learning.

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Public schools throughout Arizona began classes today. Most remain online but some districts have gone ahead with in-person instruction. KNAU’s Ryan Heinsius reports.Today is the first day of classes for school districts throughout the state.


A rally in support of reopening Arizona schools for in-person learning amid the coronavirus pandemic, drew hundreds at the state Capitol Monday night.

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Arizona officials have released a series of guidelines that public schools are urged to use when deciding whether it’s safe to reopen for full in-person learning.