FUSD Active Cases by School
The purpose of this data is to provide our Florence Unified School District families and staff with a transparent summary of COVID-19 cases by school resulting in exclusion from 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. (Please Note: Cases reported to us that have not been on campus or involved in campus activities are not reflected on this dashboard). Individuals who test positive are excluded from participation in any in-person/on-campus activity until the registered nurse verifies that the individual meets the return criteria set by state and local health authorities. Once the individual is cleared to return they are no longer considered an active case and their case is removed from the dashboard count.
The communication regarding positive, or potentially positive, COVID-19 tests falls within the FERPA/HIPAA guidelines and the privacy rights of students and staff must be protected. When a positive case is reported at any FUSD school it must be reported to Pinal County Health Department, first. After the Pinal County Health Department has investigated and confirmed the positive case 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. Close contact is defined as, “being within six feet for a cumulative of fifteen minutes during a 24-hour period or had physical contact with a person with COVID-19.” Any student or staff member deemed to have been in close contact with the positive individual is required to stay home for 14 days from exposure date. ONLY students determined to have had close contact will need to be quarantined.
- If the positive person is a student or teacher, all students in that class will be notified with a letter from school administration..
- After all persons who have been in close contact have been notified, and the notification letter has been sent, the case is reported here on the FUSD COVID-19 Dashboard
If you have questions about an exposure notification you received from your child's school and need further clarification of the guidelines we are following for COVID-19, please see Pinal County Public Health's informational webpage.
This data will be updated when information is received from the Pinal County Health Department.
Disclaimer: All COVID-19 data FUSD shares is for informational purposes only. This information is based on reports to the district from other sources which have not been independently verified. FUSD confers with Pinal County Health Department to track COVID-19 cases and trace close contacts.