Return to Work Announcements
The Phoenix Union High School District (PXU) remains steadfast in our commitment to the health and safety of the staff, students, and communities we serve. We teach and trust science, follow guidelines and recommendations from health experts, and use health data to drive our decisions. The science is clear that the best way to protect yourself and your family from COVID-19 and known variants is to get vaccinated. We have and will continue to play a leading role in public health and provide easy access to the vaccine. Please visit www.PXU.org/BeHealthy for more information.
We are committed to quality public education and fully recognize the need for in-person learning. Campus health and safety remain our top priority. To do so, we must – and will – implement mitigation strategies that minimize spread, reduce quarantining, avoid school closures, and enable us to provide mental health services and engaging opportunities such as clubs, sports, and the arts.
Unfortunately, COVID variants are quickly spreading. Today, all 32 of our zip codes have high or substantial spread. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the Arizona Department of Health and Safety (AZDHS), and the Maricopa County Department of Public Health (MCDPH) have all updated their guidelines to include “universal indoor masking for all teachers, staff, students, and visitors to K-12 schools, regardless of vaccination status.”
Our current Board-adopted policies still require masks when indoors in the presence of others.
We serve nearly 30,000 beautiful young men and women and over 4,000 employees and must take every precaution necessary to protect the lives of those entrusted to us. Please continue to visit www.PXU.org for announcements and more information about our mitigation efforts and any upcoming vaccination opportunities.