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COVID-19 case identified at Ironwood Ridge High School

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Posted at 6:07 PM, Oct 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-17 21:07:06-04

TUCSON, Ariz. — Amphitheater Unified School District says someone who has reported a positive COVID-19 test result was present at Ironwood Ridge High School.

In a letter sent to families Friday, the district says it is taking steps to help control the spread of COVID-19 with mitigation protocols, including wear a face covering at school, maintain appropriate physical distancing from others, and regular hand-washing.

The Pima County Health Department has been informed of the positive case, in which they will conduct contact tracing and will communicate with anyone who may have been exposed.

Dear Nighthawk Community,

We are writing to make you aware that someone who has reported a positive COVID-19 test result was present at Ironwood Ridge High School. The Pima County Health Department has been notified. Pima County Health performs contact tracings for positive COVID-19 test results and will communicate with anyone who may have been exposed. The District has established health protocols designed to minimize the spread of COVID-19.

The mitigation protocols are on the District website: https://www.amphi.com/Domain/4949.

These include:
• Wear a face covering at school
• Maintain appropriate physical distancing from others
• Regular hand-washing

Please continue to follow these protocols and perform daily health screenings.

Do not come to school if you are ill or begin to experience any of the below symptoms:
• Fever (temperature over 100 F) without having taken any fever reducing medications
• Loss of smell or taste
• Cough • Muscle aches
• Sore throat
• Shortness of breath
• Chills
• Headache
• Gastrointestinal symptoms such as nausea/vomiting, diarrhea, loss of appetite

For more information about the district's protocols or COVID-19, click here.