Over the past week, more than 600 local students were reported in quarantine due to possible COVID-19 exposure, and 62 more virus cases were identified in DeKalb County schools according to data released Monday.
COVID-19 case and quarantine data released by DeKalb, Sycamore and Genoa-Kingston schools is provisional, with most recent statistics varying by district.
There is a 5.6% seven-day positivity rate within DeKalb School District 438 communities, including DeKalb, Malta and Cortland. From Sept. 6 through last Friday, there were three positive staff cases and 31 positive student cases of COVID-19 in the DeKalb School District. Seven staff members and 442 students were in quarantine districtwide as of last Friday.
In the Sycamore School District, 27 students have tested positive for COVID-19 this week, with 49 students in quarantine due to close contact and 150 students in quarantine. No staff members have tested positive for COVID-19 and no staff members are in quarantine.
Genoa-Kingston School District Brent O’Daniell sent out a Tweet on Friday, Sept. 10, stating that one student tested positive for COVID-19. No staff members had tested positive, but one was in quarantine, and 10 students are in quarantine.
Each school district updates its COVID-19 reports at least once a week. In DeKalb, data is collected each Friday and will be updated on the district’s website each Monday, according to the website. In Sycamore, the COVID-19 online data page is updated weekly. Genoa-Kingston’s data is released weekly via a Twitter post from Superintendent Brent O’Daniell and is also shared on the district’s website.
Source: The Daily Chronicle