For the 2021-2022 school year, the Harrisburg School District will report Covid-19 cases via our dashboard. We will indicate the number of cases by building and have added students and staff together to determine the appropriate alert level. These levels are based off a 5% threshold number which is the absolute max. At any time, within a five-day period, if 5% of the staff and students test positive for Covid-19, we would mandate the closure of a school or quite possibly the district. The dashboard will be updated each day by 6 PM. We have provided a definition of alert levels and other pertinent wording which may help with understanding the process as we work to ensure the safety of all.
Low alert: School transmission levels are low and show no pattern to suggest they may be increasing
Moderate Alert: The number of positive cases can be managed through contact tracing and quarantine of students and staff.
High Alert: The number of infections are increasing at a high level. The number of positive cases is manageable through contact tracing and quarantine.
Very High Alert: The transmission levels are very high and occurring at an accelerated rate. Contact tracing and quarantine is near the level of school closure. There is no indication that the situation will improve in the near future.
Max Alert: The school has reached the max capacity for students and staff who have tested positive for Covid-19. The s chool/district will have remote instruction for a 7-day period. All students and staff will log onto Google and attend classes virtually for five school days. Students and staff can return to school if they are symptom free for 24 hours before the return date.
Quarantine: Quarantine refers to individuals identified as a close contact of someone who is infected. Quarantine DOES NOT necessarily mean that an individual has tested positive. After seven days with no symptoms, the individuals can return back to school.
Dashboard data will be updated daily.