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How PHX classroom stopped COVID outbreak with use of masks

PHOENIX — They did not need to put on a masks at college however they needed to and now a 3rd grade class at Simis Elementary School is getting credit score for stopping the unfold of COVID-19.

Heather Horrocks is a working mother from north-central Phoenix.

Her daughter is within the classroom selecting to masks up collectively this year.

She tells ABC15 Mornings anchor Kaley O’Kelley, “I think there is a deep need to want to protect each other and their teacher.”

So when a classmate who was additionally carrying a masks unknowingly confirmed up at college with COVID-19, their collective classroom option to masks up stopped an outbreak.

Horrocks says, “A lot of kids are asymtomatic but guess what? The kid still wore a mask and prevented all of these other kids from getting sick.”

Because of current COVID-19 steerage updates from the Maricopa County Department of Public Health, the kid who examined optimistic for coronavirus needed to quarantine.

The different college students didn’t.

O’Kelley talked with the Superintendent of Madison School District, Dr. Kenneth Baca who says, “I think as we are having positive cases and needing to quarantine, families are also becoming aware that if the person who tested positive is consistently and correctly wearing a mask, any student that’s around him or her that is consistently and correctly wearing a mask, will not have to quarantine, except the student who tested positive.”

Which is precisely what occurred on this classroom.

Proof, Heather Horrocks says, that carrying a masks at college may help cease the unfold of COVID-19 and preserve mother and father going sturdy at work.

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