Arizona Legislative Education Spotlight: Supt. Hoffman, education leaders discuss draft policy legislation to help AZ schools during Coronavirus closure. See more education legislative news here

| March 17, 2020

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Story by Lisa Irish • Video by Morgan Willis • Arizona Education News Service • Arizona School Boards Association

Updated March 16: The Arizona Department of Education, education advocates, county superintendents of schools and school leaders met Monday afternoon to discuss draft policy legislation to help Arizona schools during this closure in response to Coronavirus (COVID-19).

As of 9 a.m. Monday, Arizona has 18 confirmed COVID-19 cases, said Dr. Cara Christ, director of the Arizona Department of Health Service during a press conference this afternoon.

“We have community spread of COVID-19, and we expect more cases,” said Dr. Christ said.


LabCorp, Sonora Quest and several other private labs can now test for COVID-19 when the test is ordered by a doctor, Dr. Christ said.

“What we’ve seen is that Arizonans have acted responsibly through this,” Gov. Doug Ducey said.

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