/ Modified aug 7, 2020 4:01 p.m.

Pima County COVID-19 trends improve, but risk remains too high for schools

A recent memo recommended schools wait until after Labor Day to offer traditional in-person learning.

Health leaders in Pima County recommend schools begin to assess whether it’s safe to offer traditional classroom instruction after Labor Day, according to a letter from County Administrator Chuck Huckelberry. Chief Medical Officer Francisco Garcia explained how the Pima County Health Department is assessing the risk COVID-19 poses to students, educators and staff. According to Garcia, the number of hospitalizations and rate of positive test results have decreased and show the county’s situation is improving, but it’s too soon to declare victory.

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