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CHANDLER, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) -- Chandler Unified School District (CUSD) is reporting 142 cases of COVID-19 since school started on July 21.

There are are currently 103 "active cases" and 39 cases have been "resolved". The school district labels "active cases" as "a student or staff member participating in on-campus activities who has tested positive for an active COVID-19 infection." "Resolved" cases are individuals who no longer have COVID-19 and are cleared to return to campus. 

According to a 2021-2022 COVID-19 dashboard from CUSD, Hamilton High School alone has 32 active cases, which makes up 0.75% of the school's population. 

A spokesperson for the school district released the following statement to Arizona's Family on Tuesday afternoon, "We continue to review our COVID-19 mitigation strategies as we experience increases of active cases in our community. Although we cannot mandate mask wearing, students are encouraged to wear face coverings to help prevent the spread at school and in the community."

Arizona along with the rest of the country have been facing a spike of COVID-19 cases in recent weeks partly due to the delta variant. Arizona reported 1,974 new COVID-19 cases in the state and 30 additional deaths on Tuesday. 

There hasn't been anything announced about CUSD planning to add a face mask requirement due to the amount of active cases of the virus on their campuses. In total, there are 49,780 staff and students in the district. 

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