• Face coverings at AESD: Beginning Monday, April 11, 2022, the Alhambra Elementary School District (AESD) will recommend, and no longer require, the use of face coverings for students, staff, and visitors at district properties/buses unless directed otherwise by AESD health staff as a mitigation measure.

    Previous AESD data indicators have been revised to align with CDC's Community Levels.

    The current COVID-19 Community Level in Maricopa County is: LOW

    The three metrics which determine the COVID-19 Community Level (low, medium, or high) are: 

    • 7-day COVID-19 case rate: total new COVID-19 cases per 100,000 persons in the past seven days
    • New COVID-19 hospital admissions per 100,000 persons in the past seven days
    • Percent of staffed inpatient hospital beds occupied by people with COVID-19

    To learn more about the protocols in place at AESD to keep students and staff safe, read the Healthy Teaching and Learning Protocols (HTL) here

     AESD COVID-19 Dashboard

    The purpose of this information is to provide families, staff members, and our community with a transparent summary of COVID-19 cases by school, resulting in 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 the state and local health authorities. 
    • Once an individual is cleared to return, the case is no longer considered active and is removed from the dashboard count. 

    Dashboard Last updated June 20, 2022

Districtwide Active Cases of COVID-19

  • The communication regarding a positive COVID-19 is handled within guidelines that protect the privacy of students and staff. AESD works closely with the Maricopa County Department of Public Health (MCDPH) to track/confirm COVID-19 cases and conduct contact tracing. 

    Schools 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 total of 15 minutes or more, over a 24-hour period (MCDPH). Any student or staff member deemed to have been in close contact with the positive individual may be 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. 
      • MCDPH classifies an outbreak as at least two COVID-19 cases linked to students or staff who have been in close contact within the school within a 14-day period. 

    *Negative at home, rapid antigen tests are not accepted for return to school from isolation after symptoms. Please obtain PCR or rapid antigen test results from a commercial provider.*

Last Modified on June 20, 2022