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.
MUNCIE, Ind. — Ball State University has earned an A- rating from a website that rates college and university COVID-19 dashboards.
We Rate Covid Dashboards is a work-in-progress whose operators include public health faculty at Yale University.
It bases its ratings on nine criteria: easy to read; is the dashboard updated every weekday; does it include how many were tested and how many were positive; are both student and staff results presented; is city-county data included; does it say how often people are tested; does it say how soon tests come back; does it tell how many students are in isolation or quarantine; and does it give a summary of the campus status.
More than 200 institutions have been rated.
Other dashboard grades include Purdue University, A; Butler University, B+; Indiana University, B-; and from BSU’s peers in the Mid-American Conference:
“We continue to be committed to providing the most accurate and helpful information possible to Missourians,” Missouri Health and Senior Services said in a tweet
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Missouri unveiled a new dashboard for the state’s COVID-19 data.
The new dashboard includes health, economic and social impact data. Missouri Health and Senior Services said the dashboards are designed to be user-friendly for the public. The dashboards will be updated each morning and will replace the daily updated that was previously occurring at 2 p.m.
The new dashboard can be found by clicking here
“We continue to be committed to providing the most accurate and helpful information possible to Missourians,” Missouri Health and Senior Services said in a tweet.
The state said the data can help individuals, employers, nonprofits and schools better understand COVID-19 in their communities and make decisions accordingly.
The data can help individuals, employers, nonprofits and schools