By Kaci DeMarest | KTAR
The Arizona Department of Health Services updated the recommended guidelines for schools deciding which model to deliver instruction amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The updated guidance recommends school districts transition from hybrid to virtual learning if all three benchmarks move to substantial for two weeks.
The guidance also urges schools that are in a county with one benchmark in the red category for two weeks or more to consult with their local health department about whether to transition back to virtual models.
These recommendations apply even if different benchmarks constitute the two or more weeks in the red zone.