Sunnyside District returns to remote-only after Thanksgiving

District concerned about recent uptick in COVID cases statewide
Posted at 9:31 PM, Nov 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-20 17:39:45-05

TUCSON, Ariz. — The uptick in cases statewide has Sunnyside District leaders concerned.

It made a big decision that affects all staff and students.

The board voted Tuesday night to return to remotely-only learning after the Thanksgiving break.

The district is reporting active COVID cases in more than half of its 22 campuses.

The Gallego schools as well as Sunnyside and Desert View high schools have the most cases.

Superintendent Steve Holmes told the board that there has been "zero transmission" in schools.

The superintendent said the plan is to return to hybrid learning on January 4th based on guidance from the Pima County Health Department.

So right now the two largest districts in Southern Arizona, Sunnyside and Tucson Unified, are choosing remote-only learning because of the rise in COVID cases.