Last week, the Arizona Department of Health Services released benchmarks intended to be used to guide decisions by public school districts and charter schools on when to offer virtual, hybrid, or in-person instruction amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The county-by-county benchmarks are: a positive virus rate of 7% or less for two consecutive weeks; a two-week decline in number of cases; and less than 10% of hospital visits because of COVID-like illness.
|ADHS County-Level School Benchmarks|
|COUNTY||Decline in cases or less than 100 cases
per 100K ppl for 2 consecutive weeks
|Two consecutive weeks with
percent positivity below 7%
|Two consecutive weeks with hospital visits
for COVID-like illness in region below 10%