COVID-19 Dashboard


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The purpose of this information is to provide our families and staff members with a transparent summary of COVID-19 cases by school, resulting in a temporary removal from in-person learning and school activities.

•An active case indicates that a student or staff member participating in on-campus activities has tested positive for an active COVID-19 infection.

•Individuals who test positive are excluded from participation in any in-person/on-campus activity until the school verifies that the individual meets the return criteria set by state and local health authorities.

•Once the individual is cleared to return, the case is no longer considered active and is removed from the dashboard count.

•The dashboard will be updated on a weekly basis. (Updated for the week of April 12, 2021- April 16, 2021)

 SCHOOL  ACTIVE COVID-19 CASE(S)
 APOLLO  0
 CORTEZ 0
 GLENDALE  0
 GREENWAY  0
 INDEPENDENCE  1
 MOON VALLEY  0
 SUNNYSLOPE  0
 THUNDERBIRD  1
 WASHINGTON  0
 NEXT STEP  0
 NORTHERN ACADEMY  0
 ONLINE LEARNING ACADEMY  1

The communication regarding a positive COVID-19 case falls within the HIPPA guidelines and the privacy rights of students and staff members must be protected. GUHSD works closely with the Maricopa County Department of Public Health (MCDPH) to track/confirm COVID-19 cases and conduct contact tracing. 

The school will communicate in the following ways: 

•The school will notify every person that has been identified to have been in “close contact” with the positive individual. 

oClose contact is defined as, “being within six feet for a cumulative total of fifteen- minutes or more, over a 24-hour period." Any student/staff member deemed to have been in close contact with the positive individual is required to stay home for 10 days from the exposure date. 

•The school will communicate with the families of students who are identified as “close contacts” of someone who is COVID-19 positive. 

•The school will communicate with all families if there is an outbreak of COVID-19.
oMCDPH classifies an outbreak as at least two COVID-19 cases linked to students or staff who have been in close contact with the school within a 14-day period.