FUSD Sets Plan for Phased Reopening
From Arizona Daily Sun, October 8, 2020. Kaitlin Olson.
Flagstaff Unified School District has set its guidelines for a phased return to in-person classes, a process that, after certain health standards are met, will take several weeks to bring schools back to full operation, except for the families that choose to keep their students in the online learning program.
In a virtual meeting Tuesday evening, the FUSD Governing Board agreed to use Coconino County’s weekly COVID-19 schools update, which has less of a delay than state data, to determine when it is safe to reopen schools. The board set its benchmarks for reopening to be more stringent than even state requirements.
FUSD will wait until the ZIP code areas it serves are in the moderate community spread category for two consecutive weeks, COVID-19 incidence is less than 75 per 100,000 people, and percent positivity of testing is at 5% or below before starting its phased return to in-person learning.