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Madison School District superintendent optimistic for new school year with updated COVID precautions

Kimberly guerin
Tammy Hodgest
Kimberly Guerin

Last week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released updated guidelines for dealing with COVID-19 and its variants.

With the school year just getting underway in many districts, those guidelines are going to affect how students, parents, teachers and staff deal with the current semester.

One key Centers for Disease Control and Prevention change is the recommendation that students and staffers who haven’t tested positive themselves — but who have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 — wear masks for 10 days rather than go into quarantine.

The Madison School District in Phoenix started classes one week ago. To learn more about expectations for the school year, including the role of COVID-19, The Show spoke with Madison’s new superintendent, Kimberly Guerin. Guerin explained why she’s optimistic about the fall semester.

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