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Oro Valley elementary school classroom shut down after employee tests positive for coronavirus

OV elementary school classroom shut down after positive test
An Oro Valley elementary school classroom has been closed down after a school employee tested positive for coronavirus. Photo via Google Maps.
Posted at 10:12 AM, Sep 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-17 15:42:11-04

TUCSON, Ariz. — An Oro Valley elementary school classroom has been closed down after a school employee tested positive for coronavirus.

According to Amphitheater Public Schools spokesperson Michelle Valenzuela, an employee at Copper Creek Elementary School tested positive for COVID-19.

Eight students were placed in a two-week quarantine, Valenzuela confirmed. The school principal learned about the positive test Sept. 16. The employee was last at school Sept. 11.

Valenzuela said there was no indication that a transmission of the virus happened at the school, at 11620 N. Copper Spring Trail.

"The room where the employee worked has been closed and will be cleaned consistent with the health department guidelines," Valenzuela said in an email. "Everyone who could have been exposed has been notified."