PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) - The Deer Valley Unified School District is reporting more than 150 positive COVID-19 cases among students and staff. As a result, more than 2,000 must quarantine. A letter was sent to parents on Sunday. On Monday, a district representative told Arizona's Family that the cases impact most of its schools.
The district will have a COVID-19 dashboard posted to its website later in the week with a breakdown of all its cases. Right now the district still has no plans to require masks in school.
Chandler Unified is another district in the Valley with no mask mandate. Last week, the largest high school in the state reported 70 cases of COVID. It's less than 1% of its population, but extra mitigation measures are in place.
Katie Nash, a science teacher in the district thinks it's time for everyone to mask up. "When people push back and say we have to data to support that masks did work last year, they did! We didn't see numbers this high this fast and really the only thing that has changed is we no longer mandate masks."
A teacher with DVUSD says local families are planning to attend the school board meeting next week and demand masks be worn at school.