September 21, 2021
Each week we share detailed COVID-19 data reports, and you can access that data by clicking here. Click on the report to scroll through from week to week.
For this past week's data report, we added information on our antigen testing process that allows students to remain in school after being identified as a close contact. Over the past few weeks, we have administered 335 tests at school with four of those returning positive results for COVID. Additionally, we have identified 176 close contacts at school this year, and 10 of those students have eventually tested positive for COVID. This data gives us a better indication of how likely our close contacts are to test positive. So far, approximately 1% of our modified quarantine students have tested positive and approximately 5.5% of our total close contacts have tested positive, which could be on a school administered test or a test administered outside of school. You can see our most recent data report below.
We are currently operating in the Green Zone of our District Gating Criteria. The Gating Criteria guides our COVID mitigation protocols based on school district and county data. Our week-ending data points were all in Green, and we have seen some improvements in the data as we've gone through the first part of this week. We will continue to update our data weekly, and we send the reports out through our district mobile app each Friday afternoon, typically after the county has updated the dashboard.
We continue to appreciate everyone's patience as we make decisions about COVID mitigation in our school district. We've seen some ups and downs so far this year, but overall, things have gone well. Kids are in school and our teachers are working hard to create the very best learning environment possible. Fall activities are in full swing, and we are looking forward to seeing our kids continue to participate and perform in a variety of co-curricular and extracurricular activities.
Ben Proctor, Superintendent