SAN TAN VALLEY, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) –The Pinal County Public Health Department has mandated the closure of San Tan Foothills High School after “a cluster” of COVID-19 cases were identified at the school.
According to a statement from the department, the new cases and potential exposures were discovered on Friday, Oct. 9.
“Since then, Public Health Department staff have been working closely with the school and the Florence Unified School District to evaluate the extent of the potential spread,” the statement explains. “After careful consideration, Pinal County Public Health has deemed the school’s onsite closure to begin contact tracing and quarantine as the most critical public health interventions to control an outbreak.”
The department said it will work with the school to contact students and staff who might have been exposed and ask that they quarantine for 14 days. The last known exposure was Wednesday, Oct. 7.