MARICOPA — A student at Maricopa High School has tested positive for COVID-19, according to an announcement from the school district.
Maricopa Unified School District spokeswoman Mishell Terry said there are no other students or staff who have reported feeling symptoms that might be related to the disease, but anyone who came into close proximity with the student who tested positive will be notified so they can take “appropriate protective measures.”
In addition, the school has closed off all areas where the student was present so they can undergo cleaning and disinfecting.
This is the first announced positive case of COVID-19 since MHS reopened. Back in August, prior to reopening, a student tested positive, causing the football and wrestling teams to quarantine for two weeks.
On Sunday, San Tan Foothills High School in San Tan Valley announced it would be closing its entire school for more than a week after Pinal County health officials determined that enough people would need to quarantine that the school would not be safe to remain open. On Wednesday, the same thing happened to Combs High School.