Welcome to the community resource center! We hope to utilize this area to provide our families with relevant health and wellness information as it relates to COVID-19. Please do not hesitate to contact any of our schools if you have any questions.
Desert Heights strives to create a safe and supportive learning enviorment for its students and staff. If a parent has any questions, the parent can email COVID19concerns@dhschools.org. A district or campus based representative will follow up with the parent regarding the received report and continue contact tracing data collection.
- Desert Heights Families, please click here to report a COVID case in your household or family that will affect your student.
- Desert Heights Staff, click here to report a positive COVID case.
Maricopa County K-12 school officials are required to report confirmed cases of COVID-19 and exposures. MCDPH has updated the investigation process for cases in the K-12 school setting and as a result, both student families and staff will be contacted by a County representative once the case has been reported.
- Single or multiple cases of confirmed COVID-19 in students, teachers, and staff
- Identified close contacts (exposed persons) including students, teachers, and staff
- A suspected outbreak**MCDPH defines school outbreaks as follows:
- ≥2 laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 cases among students or staff with onsets within a 14-day period, who are epidemiologically-linked, do not share a household, and were not identified as close contacts of each other in another setting during standard case investigation or contact tracing
Maricopa County Department of Public Health (MCDPH) has provided a helpful tool called the Home Isolation Decision Maker Tool. If you have questions about whether your child should isolate at home, this tool can help.
We encourage our families to use this site as a reference of different COVID-19 testing locations in Maricopa County.
Arizona’s county health departments have been buying the BinaxNOW at-home testing kits and making them available to schools. Schools can ask their county health department for free test kits. Most counties (including Maricopa) have the BinaxNOW kits. In Maricopa County, schools can order these test kits through their School Resource Request Tool.
Desert Heights will provide BinaxNOW home self-testing kits to eligible students and staff, with Parent/Guardian written consent, while supplies last. The test is to be performed in the comfort of the Parent/Guardian home with adult supervision. Results come in about 15 minutes. Alternatively, in some cases, Health Center staff could do on-site testing (with parental consent).
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