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Health + Safety

Arizona schools are ready to welcome students back for the new academic year with health and safety measures in place to protect school communities from the classroom to the playground. Join us in making health a priority, for your family and every Arizonan, because your personal health impacts the health of your community. Learn about the recommended actions for how families can help keep schools safe and what to expect in the new school year.  

Maintaining strong physical and mental health is important for the wellbeing and success of every child, parent, and family. Take charge of your family’s health by establishing good habits and getting any support your family needs.  

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Physical health

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Mental health

Strong mental health matters for all of us, but sometimes it’s easy to forget how much it matters. Make mental health a priority for your family, and find tools and habits that can support the happiness and wellbeing of your family.

If you are experiencing a personal crisis, click here to find the crisis response network in your region or call 2-1-1 to be connected with someone who can connect you with a crisis counseling provider.

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School protocols and preventing the spread of COVID-19

Safe and healthy schools is our top priority and we are focused on working with federal, state, and local partners to implement protocols that keep students and educators safe and healthy at school. We need your help too, because protecting public health is up to all of us. Learn about the measures schools are taking to keep schools safe and the ways you can keep your family healthy and protected from COVID-19. 

Get vaccinated! Protect your child, yourself, your family

The COVID-19 vaccine is now available to all adults in Arizona and children age 12 and older completely free of charge at a location near you. The COVID-19 vaccine is the best way to protect your family from becoming infected or spreading the virus to a loved one.

Click here to find a vaccination location near you and protect your child, yourself, and your loved ones.

Preventing the spread at your school

Make sure you and your child know what to expect when returning to school in-person this fall when it comes to public health protocols. It’s important to get the specifics about new or adapted public health protocols from your school that will apply in the upcoming new school year. Federal, state, and local guidelines are regularly changing depending on current COVID-19 infection rates nationwide and in local communities. In response, your school or district will implement new or adapted processes and protocols to protect school communities. Make sure your family is prepared, contact your school for more information.