No widespread Arizona school closures planned for virus

Posted at 9:12 AM, Mar 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-12 17:30:42-04

PIMA, Ariz. (AP) — Schools in a town in rural southeastern Arizona were closed Thursday while health officials determine whether students had been exposed to the coronavirus.

But there are not now plans for a statewide shutdown.

State health officials said that's not necessary now because there isn't a broad spread of the new virus.

Pima Unified School District closed after a report that an unspecified number of elementary school students were possibly exposed to to an unknown illness.

Other Arizona developments Thursday include canceling remaining spring training games, delaying the regular season by at least two weeks and moving Sunday's Democratic presidential debate from Phoenix to Washington, D.C.