Desert View Academy’s COVID safeguards earn certification


When the COVID-19 outbreak reached its peak in Yuma County in late spring, it became apparent to Desert View Academy (DVA)’s administrators that planning for the 2020-2021 school year wouldn’t be as simple and lighthearted as its forerunners.

To give families and staff a stronger sense of comfort and confidence in DVA’s health and safety procedures, the K-5 school worked with HealthyVerify, an organization associated with Arizona State University and Barrow Neurological Institute’s infectious disease team, to develop and implement a series of stringent, DVA-specific protocols for its return to in-person instruction on Sept. 8.

Through its efforts, DVA earned a HealthyVerify certification – a stamp of approval, if you will – indicating that the school has been inspected and found to be “taking smart steps to reduce the risk of transmitting infectious diseases,” according to


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