783. Mingus Mountain Academy
2020 it was revealed to the public that the facility which is a youth asylum marketing some kind of unproven treatment methods had a large number of persons suffering from Covid-19. The nature of the facility properly did not allow the students to be separated from each other and there are no reports that the facility tried to alter the grouping of students to prevent the virus from spreading for start serving individual meals in small groups for the same reason.
More than 80 students were tested positive for the virus and a large number of employees also. This shows that if a facility is unable to group students in isolated groups no bigger than 8 students while still maintaining a minimum distance of at least 1 meter between each person, they should not be operating. They should shut down.
As Covid-19 is a dangerous and deadly illness, some of the students are at risk of dying.
The facility had hoped to keep the outbreak a secret until they were ready to deliver the caskets with dead girls back to the families according to ABC news.
In 2017 3 girls ran from the facility. They were later recovered. Relatives of one of the missing girls wrote on Google Maps
mitchell llamas:I do not recommend this place!We send my little 14 year old sister and SHE RAN AWAY and they didn’t look for her now she’s missing and me and my family don’t know anything about her…
The girls were later located by the authorities.
It cannot be fun to be there as a student.
- 84 students, 20 staff test positive at Mingus Mountain Academy (The Daily Courier)
- Coronavirus outbreak escalates at Mingus Mountain Academy (The Verde Valley Independent and Camp Verde Bugle)
- Emails show attorneys asked to keep quiet on Mingus Mountain COVID-19 outbreak (ABC 15)
- 3 teens reported as runaways from facility in Yavapai County (AP News)