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Mingus Mountain Academy In Prescott Valley Reports Over 40 Cases Of COVID-19

There has been an outbreak of COVID-19 at Mingus Mountain Academy in Prescott Valley. According to the school’s website, Mingus Mountain Academy is a 120-acre residential treatment center for “emotionally and behaviorally at-risk adolescent girls.” The Academy has released a statement saying they are addressing a cluster of cases on the campus. Over 60 people were tested at the Academy with 42 students and two staff testing positive for COVID-19. The school says no one is showing any severe symptoms of the disease thus far. All students and staff with positive results are currently in isolation and receiving care. Officials say they are taking whatever steps necessary to prevent further spread of the virus at the Academy. County health officials are working with the Academy to coordinate testing, supplying PPE and advising what to do next.