Coronavirus in Arizona: Schools list FAQs on closures

On March 30, Arizona Governor Doug Ducey and Superintendent of Public Instruction Kathy Hoffman announced the extension of Arizona school closures through the end of the school year as authorities rush to contain the coronavirus outbreak.

The school closure was originally announced on March 15, and was set to last through March 27. Then on March 20, the closure was extended to April 10.

Joint statement from Ducey and Hoffman:

"In alignment with yesterday’s updated federal guidance, today we are announcing the extension of school closures through the remainder of the school year. Today’s announcement is intended to give parents and educators as much certainty as possible so they can plan and make decisions. While this isn’t the outcome any of us wanted, we are grateful for the partnership of schools around the state, who have stepped up to offer virtual and take-home learning opportunities for our students. These efforts are crucial, and we recognize that schools are making every effort possible to continue providing instruction during closures. We also thank our legislative partners for passing legislation ensuring all educators and staff see no disruption in pay. Our number one priority will continue to be health and safety, and we will continue to work closely with public health officials to make the best decisions for kids, families, and our school communities."

According to the governor's website, private schools are required to remain closed in alignment with federal guidance recommending closures through at least April 30, 2020.

Ducey and Hoffman are asking schools to adhere to these measures during the closure:

  • School administrators should make every effort to provide continued education learning opportunities through online resources or materials that can be sent home. 
  • School administrators should work with the Arizona Department of Education to provide breakfast and lunch services for Arizona students. 
  • As demand rises on healthcare professionals and first responders, schools should consider expanding child care programs currently available to ensure minimal disruption to these critical jobs as a result of the school closure. 
  • When school resumes, school administrators should develop and implement precautions to ensure schools are a safe learning environment, including social distancing measures, regular intervals for administrators to wash and sanitize their hands, and guidance on how to properly and frequently sanitize election equipment and common surfaces. 

Arizona Department of Education - Important links:

State of Arizona COVID-19 Hotline: 1-844-542-8201 

Schools in Maricopa, Coconino, Gila, Graham, Navajo, Pima and Pinal Counties have posted frequently asked questions and information about the coronavirus (COVID-19) on their websites and social media platforms.

Maricopa County:

Agua Fria Union High School District #216

Alhambra Elementary School District #68

      Avondale Elementary School District #44

      Balsz Elementary School District #31

      BASIS Charter Schools

      Buckeye Union High School District #201

      Cartwright Elementary School District #83

      Cave Creek Unified School District #93

      Creighton Elementary School District #14

      Deer Valley Unified School District #97

      Dysart Unified School District #89

      Fountain Hills Unified School District #98

      Fowler Elementary School District #45

      Gilbert Unified School District #41

      Glendale Elementary School District #40

      Glendale Union High School District #205

      Grand Canyon University

      Higley Unified School District #60

      Isaac Elementary School District #5

      J. O. Combs Unified School District #44

      Kyrene School District #28

      Laveen Elementary School District #59

      Legacy Traditional Schools (Avondale, Goodyear, Laveen)

      Liberty Elementary School District #25

      Litchfield Elementary School District #79

      Littleton Elementary School District #65

      Madison School District #38

      Maricopa County Community College District

      Mesa Public Schools #4

      Murphy Elementary School District #21

      Nadaburg Unified School District #81

      Osborn Elementary School District #8

      Palo Verde Elementary School District #49

      Paradise Valley Unified School District #69

      Pendergast Elementary School District #92

      Peoria Unified School District #11

      Phoenix Union High School District

      Queen Creek Unified School District #95

      Riverside Elementary School District #2

      Roosevelt School District #66

      Scottsdale Unified School District #48

      Tempe Elementary School District

      Tempe Union High School District #213

      Tolleson Elementary School District #17

      • "At this time, all Tolleson Elementary Schools (including preschool, childcare, and all before and after school activities) will be CLOSED for at least two weeks to support all efforts to minimize the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus)."
      • 623-533-3900
      • https://www.tollesonschools.com/Page/1620

      Union Elementary School District #62

      Washington Elementary School District

      Wickenburg Unified School District #9

      Xavier College Prepatatory

      Coconino County:

      Flagstaff Unified School District

      Fredonia-Moccasin Unified School District

      Grand Canyon Unified School District #4

      Maine Consolidated School District

      Northern Arizona University

      Page Unified School District #8

      Tuba City Unified School District #15

      • "Tuba City Unified School District #15 will be cancelling all trips and school activities until further notice. TCUSD will provide additional information as it becomes available."
      • 928-283-1027
      • https://tcusd.org

      Williams Unified School District #2

      Gila County:

      Globe Unified School District #1

      Hayden-Winkelman School District #41

      Miami Unified School District #40

      Payson Unified School District #10

      Pine-Strawberry Elementary School District #12

      San Carlos Unified School District #20

      Tonto Basin Elementary School

      Young Public School

      Graham County:

      Pima Unified School District #6

      Safford Unified School District #1

      Greenlee County:

      Blue Elementary District

      • No district website available
      • 928-865-2822

      Duncan Unified School District #2

      Morenci Unified School District #18

      Mohave County:

      Kingman Unified School District #20

      Navajo County:

      Blue Ridge Unified School District

      Heber-Overgaard Unified School District #6

      Holbrook Unified School District #3

      Joseph City Unified School District #2

      Show Low Unified School District #10

      Winslow Unified School District #1

      Pima County:

      Ajo Unified School District #15

      Altar Valley School District #51

      Amphitheater Public Schools #10

      Catalina Foothills School District #16

      Continental Elementary School District #39

      Tanque Verde Unified School District #13

      Tucson Unified School District #1

      Pinal County:

      Apache Junction Unified School District #43

      Mammoth-San Manuel Unified School District

      Maricopa Unified School District #20

      Oracle Elementary School District #2

      Ray Unified School District #3

      Red Rock Elementary School District #5

      Stanfield Elementary School District #24

      Superior Unified School District #15

      Santa Cruz County:

      Nogales Unified School District #1

      Patagonia Public Schools

      Santa Cruz Valley Unified School District #35

      Yavapai County:

      Ash Fork School District #31

      Bagdad Unified School District #20

      Beaver Creek Elementary School District #26

      Camp Verde Unified School District #28

      Canon Elementary School District #50

      Chino Valley Unified School District #51

      Clarkdale-Jerome Elementary School District #3

      Congress Elementary School District #7

      Cottonwood-Oak Creek Elementary School District #6

      Crown King Elementary School District #41

      Hillside Elementary School District #35

      Humboldt Unified School District #22

      Kirkland Elementary School District #23

      Mayer Unified School District #43

      Mingus High School District #4

      Prescott Unified School District #1

      Sedona-Oak Creek Joint Unified School District #9