While every school district has its own rules for containing COVID-19 on campus, the CDC has also released recommendations to help schools stay safe.
While the original strain of the virus had a lower infection rate among kids, the Delta variant is twice as contagious and more likely to infect children.
Just one week after Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey reaffirmed that masks cannot be required in public schools, at least seven Arizona school districts are moving forward with doing so regardless.
As school resumed in the Chandler Unified School District on Wednesday students are no longer required to mask up or quarantine after being exposed to COVID-19.
Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman says her office was not consulted on the changes to the state’s health recommendations.
Maricopa and Pima Counties have met the requirements for hybrid learning, while more rural counties can begin full-time, in-person classes.
Opinion: Schools that reopen before meeting state health benchmarks are putting educators, students, and their families at-risk.