COVID-19 outbreak closes Agua Caliente Elementary

Published: Nov. 2, 2021 at 7:28 PM MST
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TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - Agua Caliente Elementary School will be closed from Wednesday, Nov. 3, until Monday, Nov. 15, due to a COVID-19 outbreak.

In a letter to parents, Principal Chris Rietz said 50% of students were absent over the past two days after more than 40 people tested positive for the virus.

ACES letter to parents
ACES letter to parents(KOLD News 13)

All unvaccinated staff and students are asked to quarantine until Nov. 12. If a student becomes sick or tests positive for COVID-19 before the school reopens, parents are asked to contact the school nurse by emailing

Teachers will prepare for online learning Wednesday morning and will contact families by noon to schedule classes.

Chromebooks will be loaned to students who need to access online learning, officials said.

Parents who have questions about the school’s closure are urged to contact the Pima County Health Department at 520-724-7018.

During the governing board meeting Tuesday night, more than 50 parents signed a letter of support for a mask mandate. 200 signed a letter to keep masks optional. Many others sent in letters voicing their opinions, too. Masks were not on the agenda, so board members did not comment. However, the board will take up the issue at its next meeting on Nov. 17.

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