As part of our continuing commitment to provide transparent and timely communication to our school communities, Henderson County Public Schools has created 2 new resources: a COVID-19 District Dashboard and protocol flowcharts for suspected positives.
COVID-19 District Dashboard
This data set will be available in real time, reporting school-affected case counts by school, cumulative positive cases since the beginning of in-person instruction on Sept. 21, and cumulative clusters reported. School-affected cases are positive cases in students or staff who have attended in-person instruction.
When viewing this dashboard, it’s important to note that cumulative totals alone do not accurately reflect daily case numbers at any given time, since the cumulative data cannot consider any former positive cases that have since recovered.
At this time, no clusters have been reported in any school. If and when the health department notifies HCPS of a cluster in a school, we will send notifications to families of all 23 schools, and to the community through our current communication channels – including media.
The COVID-19 District Dashboard is posted on the district website homepage, linked at the top of the “Return to Learn” portal, and also on the “R2L: Communications” page. The dashboard will be updated at 9 a.m. each weekday, with new school-affected cases reported the business day after the positive case is confirmed.
Developed in partnership with the Henderson County Department of Public Health, these “Return to School” and “Return to Work” flowcharts help illustrate what individuals are expected to do when an HCPS student or employee:
- has been in contact with a person with COVID-19,
- presents with symptoms at school, or
- already has a positive test
The student-specific flowcharts are linked with other parent resources at www.HCPSNC.org/parents and the employee-specific flowcharts are posted on the Human Resources department’s “COVID-19 Employee Information” page. All versions are linked on the “R2L: Communications” page under Infographics.