Arizona Department of Education: Pandemic Preparedness

Published: March 12th, 2020






To support district and charter leadership during this COVID-19 pandemic, the Arizona Department of Education has issued updated guidance regarding pandemic preparedness.

Please visit the Center for Disease Control & Prevention and Arizona Department of Health Services website for more guidance around keeping students and educators healthy in school settings. This document provides guidance around:

  • Emergency Operations Plans
  • Authority and Decision for School Closure
  • Prevention and Mitigation Strategies
  • Continuity of Operations (COOP) Planning
  • Continuity of Education Instruction
  • Funding Considerations & Make-Up Days
  • Continuity of Social Services
  • Continuity of Nutrition Services
  • School Reopening
  • Use of Facilities and Staff by Public Health Authorities