Last updated: April 12, 2021. This page is updated every school day at 4:00 PM.
This dashboard is maintained to provide our community with information about how COVID-19 is impacting our schools and provide an additional measure of its prevalence in our community. As originally designed, this dashboard was intended to provide information regarding the possibility of a school closure due to case counts under the Attestation Ensuring Implementation of Mitigation Efforts that we were required to submit to the Pennsylvania Department of Education. Should we return to substantial levels of community transmission, we have been advised by the Montgomery County Office of Public Health to consult with them when case counts rise to the levels described under the attestation guidelines. Rising counts will no longer automatically trigger a school closure and instead will be considered within the context of contact tracing and how transmission is occurring within our community before determining best actions for mitigation.
Explanation of Dashboard Metrics:
Positive Cases District Wide: This displays only the positive COVID-19 cases reported by staff or students that would impact a potential building closure. A positive case is defined as a confirmed positive or probable positive case of a student or staff member who, within the 14-day rolling window, was on-site during the infectious period (defined as within two days of the onset of symptoms). It does not include positive cases by staff or students working remotely, cases reported by members of our community already in quarantine as a close contact, cases where individuals have been determined non-infectious when last onsite, or staff members not assigned to school buildings.
Total in Quarantine Today: This provides a measure of all students and staff that have been directed to quarantine. While positive cases are included in this count, so are any students or staff members directed to quarantine because of close contact to someone who has tested positive, those awaiting test results, or other COVID related circumstances where isolation or quarantine have been directed. When individuals conclude their period of quarantine and are cleared for return to school, they are removed from this count. Most of these numbers are NOT positive cases but are people in quarantine as close contacts or for other reasons.
Daily New Cases District Wide (All Quarantine Types): This provides an indicator of the number of COVID-19 related cases and quarantines that were reported to the district each day. These are displayed as the date the quarantine started. As we sometimes receive information in the days after a quarantine period has started, the numbers for each day can fluctuate as records are added or updated over time. Positive cases are a subset of the quarantine count. Most of these numbers are NOT positive cases.
Case Count Gauges: These are school-specific indicators of positive COVID-19 cases. These represent positive student or staff cases for individuals who have been onsite at the school. They measure reported positive cases during a two-week rolling window beginning with the first positive case after the school has reopened. For more information about the Pennsylvania guidelines that determine the case counts associated with each building, visit HERE.