COVID-19 Dashboard

Upper Arlington Schools is committed to providing accurate and transparent information regarding COVID-19 as it affects our schools while also maintaining privacy and confidentiality for our students and staff. Based upon guidance from our Medical Advisory Team on best practices in reporting medical data, this dashboard reports data at the district level. The district will provide notification to staff and families in the affected school when a positive case is identified. 


Our district's COVID-19 Dashboard, updated every Friday, represents the number of positive COVID-19 cases among district staff and students as officially confirmed and reported to the district by Franklin County Public Health, the Ohio Department of Health or a licensed medical health-care provider. It also reflects the number of known active quarantines among students and staff based on exposures inside and outside of school. There are two types of quarantines based on current Franklin County Public Health guidance for schools: 

  • "Modified" quarantine: If the exposure occurs within a classroom environment and at least 3 to 6 feet of physical distancing was maintained, any close contacts to a COVID-19 case are allowed to continue attending class and organized athletic and extracurricular activities during their modified quarantine period if both the case and contacts were adhering to other prevention measures (i.e. correctly wearing masks, covering the nose and mouth, at all times). However, during a modified quarantine, contacts should still limit all other activities for 10 days - staying home, separating themselves from others, and monitoring their health.  According to updated guidance from Franklin County Public Health (March 24, 2021), this means not attending after-school care, not visiting individuals that reside outside of the household, and not taking part in any other types of events or activities, with the exception of organized athletics and other structured activities that students commonly participate in outside of school (i.e. dance, clubs, music, etc.).
     
  • Regular, "non-modified" quarantine: This can involve exposures inside or outside of school that meet the following criteria:
    • If the exposure occurs within a classroom environment and less than 3 feet of physical distancing was maintained, a close contact to a COVID-19 case would not be eligible for the modified quarantine described above and would need to quarantine at home for 10 days beyond the last date of exposure. They would not be permitted to attend school or any other activities. They would have the option of returning to school and all other activities after day 7 of their quarantine period with a negative result from a COVID-19 test administered on day 5 or later.

    • If the exposure occurs outside of a classroom environment (exposure from a teammate, family member, childcare, etc.), the individual will need to quarantine at home for 10 days beyond the last date of exposure and should not be permitted to attend school or any other activities. They would have the option of returning to school and all other activities after day 7 of their quarantine period with a negative result from a COVID-19 test administered on day 5 or later.

This information is posted in compliance with the Ohio Department of Health order that requires K-12 schools to report and notify parents/guardians and local health departments when students, teachers, staff members or coaches test positive for COVID-19. The order also states that parents and guardians are encouraged to report positive cases to schools.

Please see below for questions and answers about our COVID-19 notification plans.

Will parents be notified when there’s a confirmed case of COVID-19 at their school?


The district will provide case notification to staff and families in the affected school when a positive case is identified, similar to other contagious diseases. Notification of a positive test or case will also be sent to the parents or guardians of all students who share a classroom space or have participated in a school activity during the COVlD-19 infectious period of a student, teacher, staff member or coach.

The district's COVID Nurse Coordinator will separately contact individuals from school or school activities who are considered close contacts. 


Will parents be notified of positive cases involving students within the UA Online Academy?


Notification of positive cases in the UA Online Academy will not be directly communicated, as these individuals do not attend school in person. However, these cases will be included in the overall count of active cases districtwide as reported on this page.


Will parents be notified of positive cases involving those in athletic, extra-curricular or co-curricular programs?


Notification of positive cases in athletic, extra-curricular or co-curricular programs will be provided to the impacted families of the students and their corresponding teams, clubs or groups.


CATS Data - COVID-19 Analytics and Targeted Surveillance

Upper Arlington Schools is a part of a pilot project with Ohio State, Hilliard City Schools and Dublin City Schools that will give us more specific data on what is happening within our school district’s specific attendance area.  This provides the Board of Education and our district with yet another layer of information that will help the Upper Arlington Board of Education make the best decisions possible as we move forward. This data will be updated every Friday on this page.


In the following graphics, EWMA, which stands for Exponentially Weighted Moving Average, is a statistic for monitoring the process that averages the data in a way that gives less and less weight to data as they are further removed in time.

UCL represents an upper control limit on a control chart, a line graph that displays a continuous picture of what is happening in process with respect to time. 



State of Ohio Data

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