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As defined and identified by the Maricopa County Department of Public Health (MCDPH,) a school outbreak of COVID-19 is three 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).
If an outbreak is identified by MCDPH, the entire campus will be notified. 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 Reporting Procedures:

Students and staff with confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 should consult their physician on best practices and isolation guidelines. 


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.

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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