As schools have reopened, parents and officials have kept a close eye on the number of positive coronavirus cases in St. Vrain Valley School District.
To help parents stay up to date on cases in local schools, SVVSD today added a confirmed coronavirus cases dashboard to its website.
The dashboard breaks out the number of cases in two categories: before and after school resumed with the hybrid in-person/remote learning model on Monday. The chart will be updated by 8:30 a.m. weekdays, according to the district.
Charter school families should contact their school for updated information, according to the dashboard.
Since the return to part-time in-person learning on Monday, only one student and no staff were reported as being positive for the virus, according to the dashboard. That student attends Erie High School where a partial quarantine was instituted.
Prior to Monday’s start, 19 students and 10 staff members, one of which works in multiple schools, had tested positive for COVID-19, according to the district.
Kerri McDermid, SVVSD chief communications and global impact officer, said the district wanted to remain transparent with the community and keep the data simple. She also said when a positive case is confirmed at a school, parents will receive a letter from the school with instructions on what to do next.
The dashboard will not reflect closures, quarantines or isolations, only the number of confirmed cases, she said.
Earlier this week a case of COVID-19 was reported at Longmont's Main Street School, forcing several teachers at the school to quarantine and teach remotely until Oct. 15, according to the district. In a letter sent Sunday to Main Street families, the district stated “a person” at Main Street School has been diagnosed with COVID-19, requiring the quarantine.” The letter did not identify the person who was diagnosed or how many teachers will be quarantined.
The letter to Main Street families stated the building has undergone a “deep sanitization and cleaning,” which was recommended by Boulder County Public Health.
Elsewhere in Longmont, an individual at St. John the Baptist Catholic School has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus, Boulder County Health spokesperson Chana Goussetis said in an email.
Students in classrooms who were in close contact with the individual were quarantined for 14 days, Goussetis said. There is no outbreak at the school, she said.
Officials at St. John the Baptist School did not respond to requests for comment.
— Leader staff writer Monte Whaley contributed to this report.