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25 6th grade students shift to remote learning due to potential COVID-19 exposure

Posted at 1:23 PM, Aug 11, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-11 16:25:21-04

TUCSON, Ariz. (KGUN) — A COVID-19 outbreak at an Amphitheater Public Schools elementary school shifted 25 students to remote learning.

According to a district spokeswoman, 25 sixth grade students at Winifred Harelson Elementary School, 826 W. Chapala Drive, switched to remote learning due to the presence of COVID-19 in the classroom.

The spokeswoman said that not all of the students were infected, nor where they necessarily exposed.

"Pima County Health recommends closing a classroom when there are two or more related cases in a classroom," she said in a statement. "If a classroom is closed, all of the students isolate, not just those who test positive or are considered close contacts."