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HORIZON HONORS SCHOOLS COVID-19 INFORMATION


Horizon Honors Schools Population (students & staff) =   1,714
Active COVID-19 Cases =   2
Active COVID-19 NON-CAMPUS Cases* =   4
Active COVID-19 Outbreaks** =  0

last updated: 10/19/2021
This dashboard will be updated when new cases are confirmed AND on Tuesdays and Fridays when school is in session.

* community members that tested positive but were not on the Horizon Honors campus during their infectious period
** As defined and identified by the Maricopa County Department of Public Health, a school outbreak of COVID-19 is two or more students or staff who have tested positive for COVID-19 within a 14-day period; and: - Could have had some close contact such as in a classroom or on a school sports team; - Do not live in the same household; and - Were not identified as close contacts of each other in another setting during a Public Health case investigation (e.g. friends who play together in each other’s homes)
. Outbreaks are considered closed or over after 28 days (i.e., two 14-day COVID-19 incubation periods) have passed without a new case linked to the school outbreak



COVID-19 Updates:




COVID-19 Reporting Procedures:

Should a Horizon Honors student or staff member test positive for COVID-19, they must contact the Health Office immediately.

Elementary School Health Office (Grades PreK - 6)
(480) 659-3112
Fax: (480) 659-3082
health@horizonhonors.org


Secondary School Health Office (Grades 7-12)
(480) 659-3012
Fax: (480) 659-3043
health@horizonhonors.org

Students and staff with confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 will be required to follow Maricopa County Department of Public Health (MCDPH) isolation guidelines.




COVID-19 Exposure Procedure:

Horizon Honors utilizes contact tracing and close contact quarantining. 

Close contacts are community members that have been identified as being within 0-6 feet of the positive case while that person is considered infectious for 15 minutes or more over a 24 hour period. 

Families of close contacts will receive an email, phone call, and text (if opted in.) The email subject line reads: "IMPORTANT: COVID-19 Exposure." If you receive this notification, your child may be required to be picked up within 30 minutes by a parent/guardian or emergency contact.
 
Per the Maricopa County Department of Public Health, students found to be a close contact may be required to quarantine for 10 days UNLESS:

1. The community member with the positive case is a student wearing a face covering properly AND the close contact is also a student wearing a face covering properly.
OR
2. The close contact is fully vaccinated for COVID-19.
OR
3. The close contact has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus in the last 90 days.

Close contacts that do not meet any of the above 3 quarantine exceptions may return to campus after day 7 of quarantine if:
1. A negative COVID-19 test result is provided with a test taken on or after day 6.
AND
2. The close contact is asymptomatic.

Families with students in a class with a positive case will also receive an email notification. Due to confidentiality laws, identifying information regarding the positive case will not be shared. 

If family members (including students) come in contact with a positive COVID-19 case OUTSIDE of school, please contact MCDPH for quarantine guidance.



Face Coverings:
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Face coverings on the Horizon Honors campus are optional. The use of face coverings by Horizon Honors community members will reduce the overall amount of positive COVID-19 cases, as well as potential close contacts and close contacts that may require quarantining. Please send students to school with a mask and advise them to wear a mask inside school buildings.

Regardless of government regulation, Horizon Honors expects the use of face coverings to remain an important and long-term best practice in the fight against COVID-19. 



Horizon Honors Schools reviews and updates COVID-19-specific Campus Operations and Protocols regularly:
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Home Health Screenings:

Home Health Screening Checklist GraphicStaff and students should complete a Daily Home Health Screening and must remain at home if they exhibit any of the symptoms listed below.  

  • fever of 100.0 degrees or higher, or chills 

  • muscle aches

  • sore throat

  • headache

  • fatigue

  • congestion or runny nose

  • cough

  • vomiting or nausea

  • Diarrhea

  • new loss of taste or smell

  • fatigue (if combined with other symptoms above)


Additional symptoms to check for include:

  • Symptoms consistent with a contagious rash or communicable disease, such as chickenpox, measles, fifth disease, ringworm, pertussis (whooping cough), conjunctivitis (pink eye), etc. These conditions require a medical release to return to school.

  • Prolonged pain, discomfort, or other condition that inhibits the ability to concentrate and learn.

  • Altered level of consciousness or syncope. 

  • Head lice. Please notify Health Services if lice has been identified.  Children with lice and/or nits must remain at home until treated and cleared to return to school by Health Services. Students may not attend school until all nits and lice have been removed.

 




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