New COVID Dashboard, Quarantine Update

New COVID Dashboard, Quarantine Update
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Covid UpdatesNew Dashboard

On Jan. 13, the district launched its new COVID dashboard, which is used to inform the community about the impact the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) is having on its schools. A daily and weekly report is now available on the district’s website.

As previously announced, the district has moved away from reporting the number of quarantine cases and now shows the daily student attendance rate for each school. The dashboard is updated each morning with the prior day’s information. On Mondays, a summary of the week prior is also posted.

Quarantine Update

When students returned to the classroom in January, new quarantine guidelines from the Ohio Department of Health were in place. Each school continues to identify individuals who are close contacts of a school-related COVID-positive case. A close contact is defined as being within six feet of the COVID-positive person for 15 minutes or more with or without a mask. 

While these individuals must still quarantine outside of the school day, if masks or face coverings were worn properly, the close contacts may continue to attend school. They may not participate in extracurricular activities. Any close contacts who were unmasked will not be allowed to attend school during the quarantine period.