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Pima County schools are experiencing a high number of COVID-19 cases

Pima County is experiencing a high number of COVID-19 cases in its schools. 

Brian Eller, the county health department’s COVID-19 school liaison, says there have been 738 cases reported in schools across the county. 

“We do know that last year there was a lot more classroom closures, there were remote learning options, hybrid learning options so there was limited interaction and there was a lot more masking going on," Eller said. 

Eller said due to the lack of mask wearing, the schools have closed 82 classrooms to prevent the spread of the virus. 

Ayana Hamilton is an assistant producer for KJZZ’s The Show. Hamilton graduated from Arizona State University in 2023 with a bachelor’s in journalism.