To provide real-time insight regarding positive cases in our school buildings over the past 14-day period, the Wilson School District developed a custom COVID-19 dashboard. The dashboard includes a District overview page as well as data for each individual school building. This dashboard was developed as a way to provide transparency regarding Wilson School District-specific COVID-19 metrics.
The dashboard represents a running snapshot of active cases over the past 14 days in the district, not a cumulative total of the positive cases here in Wilson SD. The percentages reported are calculated based on the total population of in-person students and staff that are assigned to each building – any full remote or virtual students have been omitted from the total for each building in order to give a picture of the actual attendance in a building on any given day. Cases in the past have been recorded based on the notification date, but this has caused some confusion about the timelines for potential exposure. Following the Thanksgiving break, and in alignment with the new PDE/DOH decision making guides for schools, the district will be reporting cases based on the symptom onset date, or date of positive test result. This will give a more accurate picture of the number of active cases in any individual building, and allow the leadership to make decisions about short term remote shifts based on the state’s guidance. Therefore, the dashboard will reflect the following data:
- Cases reported on date of symptom onset or positive test date, not notification date
- Multiple cases in one household reported as one case
- Dashboard reports a 14 day rolling snapshot of current active cases
- Only positive cases that result in potential exposure in a building, or that result from exposure in a building are reported.
The dashboard can be accessed here.