Clark County Public Health has launched an online dashboard for COVID-19 cases in local public and private K-12 schools. The webpage will be updated every Thursday.
The dashboard gives Clark County a one-stop site to check for COVID-19 cases that have been linked to area schools. Public Health works closely with local schools whenever a positive case has been on a school campus when they were possibly contagious, according to the Public Health webpage.
The Columbian covered the concept of school dashboard’s in an early October story. Before the dashboard, families had to rely on district officials for a COVID-19 case notification or be alerted by local media.
When Public Health learns of a coronavirus exposure, Public Health identifies all students and staff who may have been exposed and asks them to quarantine for 14 days, the same as they would do for close contacts of cases in other situations.