COVID-19 Updates and Information

Fountain Hills Unified School District is following the Maricopa County Department of Health guidelines with regard to notifying employees and student families of positive COVID-19 cases.

The purpose of the data included in this dashboard is to provide a summary of active, reported, positive COVID-19 cases by school. An active case can be a student or staff member that has been participating in on-campus activities and has tested positive for COVID-19. Upon notification of a positive case, extensive procedures and protocols are immediately implemented by our district and sites, including exclusion from participation in any in-person/on-campus activity until the district nurse verifies that the individual meets the return criteria set by state and local health authorities. Once an individual clears to return to campus, they are no longer considered an active case, and we remove their case from the dashboard count. We will update the dashboard weekly.

Fountain Hills Unified School District continues to follow Maricopa County Health guidelines. 

Following these guidelines, it is not current practice to notify the entire school of a positive case.

The process for parent/guardian notification is as follows:

  1. Possible exposure letter sent to parents/guardians of students who have been in class with a reported positive case.
  2. Following county investigation, parents/guardians of students required to quarantine receive a letter and phone call.

Disclaimer: All COVID-19 data shared by Fountain Hills Unified School District (FHUSD) is for informational purposes only. This information is based on reports to the district from other sources which have not been independently verified. FHUSD confers with Maricopa County Health Department to track COVID-19 cases and trace close contacts.

School Total Students and Staff On This Campus Current Active Confirmed COVID Cases % Positive Resolved Cases
McDowell Mountain Elementary School 389 0 0% 17
Fountain Hills Middle School 505 2 .40% 18
Fountain Hills High School 561 0 0% 42


Please note: In order for us to include information in the numbers above, all cases meet the following criteria:

  • Reported positive case of COVID-19
  • Letters were sent out notifying staff/students
  • Currently active - Person is excluded from being on campus
  • The person was on campus 

Fountain Hills COVID data from
Maricopa County Health Department Data Dashboard

Date Cases per 100,000 Percent Positivity
4/15/2021 44.26 4.38%