CUSD COVID-19 Notifications
The communication regarding positive, or potentially positive, COVID-19 tests falls within the FERPA/HIPAA guidelines and the privacy rights of students and staff must be protected. When a positive case is reported to any CUSD school, it must be reported to Maricopa County Health Department first. After Maricopa County has investigated and confirmed the positive case, the school will communicate in the following ways:The school will notify every person that has been identified to have been in close contact with the positive individual. Close contact is defined as "being within six feet for a cumulative of 15 minutes during a 24-hour period, or had physical contact with a person with COVID-19." Any student deemed to have been in close contact with the positive individual is required to stay home for up to 14 days from the exposure date. Only students determined to have had close contact will need to be quarantined.If the positive person is a student or teacher, all students in that class will be notified with a standard CUSD COVID-19 Classroom Notification Letter.After all persons who have been in close contact have been notified, and the notification letter has been sent, the case is reported on the CUSD COVID-19 Dashboard.
Parents/Caregivers: If you have questions about an exposure notification you received from your child's school and need further clarification of the guidelines we are following for COVID-19, please see the Maricopa County Public Health Department's FAQ page. You can also speak to someone directly at the Maricopa County Public Health Department by calling the COVID-19 Parent Hotline:
- dial 211
- press Option 6 for COVID-19
- press Option 3 to connect to a hotline staff member
You also can submit your questions through the Maricopa County Public Health Department's contact form.