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COVID cases continue to rise at Agua Fria, Litchfield Elementary school districts

Districts update mask, quarantine policies

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COVID-19 cases continue to rise at Agua Fria Union High School District and Litchfield Park Elementary School District in the third week of in-person learning. 

Agua Fria Union High School District and Litchfield Elementary School District both make COVID case numbers available to the public through their coronavirus dashboards. 

AFUHSD COVID dashboard is updated in real time, while LESD's dashboard is updated every Friday. 

Click the colored pins on  the map below to view COVID case details by campus. Litchfield Elementary School District locations are colored gold; Agua Fria Union High School District locations are colored green. 

Agua Fria Union High School District case count

Agua Fria Union High School District is reporting 142 active COVID-19 cases as of Friday, Aug. 20.

118 of the reported COVID cases are students and 24 are of staff. 

Effective Monday, Aug. 23,  the district will be required by the Maricopa County Department of Health to enforce quarantine measures for unvaccinated students who have come in "close contact" with  a COVID-positive person. 

Previously, the district did not require students to quarantine even if they had been exposed to COVID-19.

Cases by campus

  • Desert Edge: 26 total cases; 23 students, 3 staff
  • Canyon View: 42 total cases; 37 students, 5 staff
  • Verrado: 24 total cases; 20 students, 4 staff
  • Millennium: 28 total cases; 24 students, 4 staff
  • Agua Fria: 20 total cases; 14 students, 6 staff 
  • Department site (location unspecified): 2 total cases; both cases are staff 

Click here to view the full dashboard. 

Litchfield Elementary School District case count

On Friday, Litchfield Elementary School District reported 84 weekly cases and 148 total cases since fall semester began on Aug. 2. 

The district also reported 321 active quarantine cases. 

Last Friday,  88 cases of COVID and  523 COVID exposures were reported.

The district is currently seeing higher COVID-19 case numbers during the first two weeks of school than it had at the height of COVID last year. 

Litchfield Elementary School District board members voted unanimously in a special meeting Tuesday to require masks for students and staff while indoors at the district’s 16 elementary and middle schools, leaving parents the choice to opt-out. 

Cases by campus

    • Litchfield Elementary: 3 total cases reported; 10 active quarantine cases
    • Mabel Padgett Elementary: 2 total cases reported; 7 active quarantine cases
    • Verrado Elementary: 6 total cases reported; 13 active quarantine cases
    • Verrado Heritage Elementary: 19 total cases reported; 37 active quarantine cases
    • Belen Soto Elementary: 14 total cases reported;  98 active quarantine cases
    • Dreaming Summit Elementary: 2 total case reported; 6 active quarantine cases
    • Rancho Santa Fe Elementary: 8 total cases reported; 15 active quarantine cases
    • White Tanks Learning Center: 0 total cases reported; 0 active quarantine cases
    • Palm Valley Elementary: 2 total case reported; 17 active quarantine cases
    • Corte Sierra Elementary: 3 total case reported; 26 active quarantine cases
    • Barbara B. Robey Elementary: 1 total case reported; 0 active quarantine cases
    • Scott L. Libby Elementary: 11 total cases reported; 21 active quarantine cases
    • Wigwam Creek Middle School: 2 total cases reported; 7 active quarantine cases
    • L. Thomas Heck Middle School: 3 total case reported; 34 active quarantine cases
    • Verrado Middle School: 4 total cases reported; 18 active quarantine cases
    • Western Sky Middle School: 1 total case reported; 12 active quarantine cases

Click here to view the full dashboard. 

Madeline Ackley can be reached at mackley@iniusa.org or found on Twitter @Mkayackley.

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