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Phoenix district shutters in-person learning amid coronavirus outbreak

(Facebook Photo/Wilson Elementary)

PHOENIX – A Phoenix school district is reverting to virtual-only learning until Nov. 9 after a reported coronavirus outbreak, according to a letter sent to parents Wednesday.

Wilson School District will shutter in-person instruction at its primary and elementary schools after the Maricopa County Department of Public Health identified a coronavirus outbreak at Wilson Primary School, according to the letter.

Two notices were initially sent to parents earlier in the week about the possibility of a virus exposure at Wilson Primary.

The district said it is working with public health and school administration and staff to identify close contacts of the individuals who previously tested positive.

The county health department has reported 30 schools with coronavirus outbreaks since the start of August, according to its dashboard.

An outbreak is defined as two or more confirmed coronavirus cases who were in contact with one another but not from the same household.

An outbreak is considered officially closed when a school goes 28 days without a new case.

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