D211 COVID-19 Information
Township High School District 211 actively monitors and reviews health, safety, and resource metrics to assist in guiding decision-making with regard to school district operations. This information follows guidelines from and consultation with the Cook County Department of Public Health, the Illinois Department of Public Health Schools Guidance, and the Illinois State Board of Education. The D211 COVID-19 Dashboard is updated daily on school days with available COVID-19-related data reported for District 211 staff members and students at its five high schools (due to the small size of each District 211 alternative school, individual data for these schools is shared directly with parents and staff).
The charts below show data collected by High School District 211 for the following:
- New Positive Test Results – Number of students and staff in District 211 schools who have tested positive for the COVID-19 infection
- New Reports of COVID-like Symptoms – Number of students and staff in District 211 schools who reported experiencing symptoms consistent with COVID-19 infections, including temperature greater than 100.4 degrees, chills, cough, breathing difficulty or shortness of breath, unexplained fatigue, muscle or body aches, headaches, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or a runny nose, nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea
- New School-related Quarantines – Number of students and staff in District 211 schools who are excluded from in-person school due to exposure to COVID-19 at school (individuals identified as close contacts will be notified)
November 30 - December 4, 2020
In late August, the Illinois Department of Public Health issued guidance for local health departments and school officials on using data metrics to guide when an adaptive pause might be warranted. An Adaptive Pause is a strategy that allows for movement into any level of remote learning to prevent disease transmission during a pandemic. The guidance suggests metrics that can be used to inform whether a region is experiencing minimal, moderate, or substantial community transmission including the weekly case rate, weekly test positivity, and the trend in case counts for both overall cases and youth cases. This tab is intended to assist school administrators in monitoring these metrics for our jurisdiction. Other metrics can be viewed on IDPH's school metrics website for all of suburban Cook County (which includes CCDPH jurisdiction as well as Evanston, Oak Park, Skokie, and Stickney township).
All CCDPH school metrics are updated on Wednesdays and refer to data from the previous Sunday through Saturday. IDPH metrics are updated on Fridays. Youth counts/rates represent confirmed cases in individuals under 20 years old. Weekly youth case counts by district between 1 and 4 are not shown to protect patient privacy. Week ending dates are displayed, e.g. data point for September 5th contains data reported starting August 30th through September 5th. All rates are calculated with populations from the 2010 United States Census. District data is missing for 2.50% of confirmed COVID-19 cases and 8.93% of tests performed. Cook County Department of Public Health District Map can be found here.