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Madison No. 1 Middle School to close, students and staff told to quarantine due to COVID-19 cluster

Posted at 3:37 PM, Oct 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-23 18:53:59-04

PHOENIX — Madison No. 1 Middle School in Phoenix has announced it will be closing for two weeks, and is recommending all students and staff quarantine for the same period, after four cases of COVID-19 were identified.

In a Friday post on the school's Facebook page and in a letter sent home to parents, all students and staff are being told to quarantine for 14 days starting Monday, October 26.

The school is tentatively planning to remain closed until November 9, unless the Maricopa County Department of Public Health recommends otherwise.

Classes will resume at an online-only capacity, for the time being.

This is the third school to close in Maricopa County due to the coronavirus.

In the letter, the school says, "The safety of our students, staff and community is our top priority. Please know this decision was made with great thought and support from our District administration and Governing Board who continue to monitor COVID-19 data and take guidance from the County, State and physicians."

The Madison School District has set up a COVID-19 dashboard, showing both active and recovered cases at each school in its district.