Each Friday the LCSS will post a one-week snapshot of COVID-19 cases in our schools as reported by each school. Here is some key information to remember about the data reported:
- These cases include both students and staff members.
- Student records are protected by state law and the school district cannot release information that could be used to identify a student. Additionally, students and staff are protected by federal HIPAA law.
- When a school has a confirmed case of COVID-19, the school notifies the Department of Public Health (DPH) and works to identify "close contacts" as defined under DPH guidelines. Please know that according to guidelines established by DPH, any students and staff who are confirmed cases of COVID-19 must quarantine for a minimum of 10 days. Any identified close contacts must quarantine for a minimum of 14 days. In both instances, they cannot return to school until they have completed all requirements of the DPH guidance for persons who have tested positive for COVID-19 or identified close contacts.
Procedures followed for positive COVID-19 cases.
PLEASE NOTE: An extended absence is not necessarily a positive case of COVID-19. There are multiple reasons (another illness, an injury, family emergency, staying home with a quarantined child, etc.) that could cause an absence of multiple days.
On this page you will find a table of schools and three columns: 1)Cases in School, 2)Total Cases and 3)Total Quarantined Due to Exposure.
- Cases in School is the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 who spent at least some time on a school campus during the week reported.
- Total Cases (for the reporting period) includes :
- Cases in school;
- Students/staff who may have been out of school for any reason and tested positive;
- Students/staff who were identified as close contacts in another case and then tested positive while in quarantine;
- Virtual students enrolled at the school where they are listed but learn remotely online.
- Total Quarantined Due to Exposure does not mean individuals were exposed in school setting.
The second table includes employees who may not work directly in the main instructional environment, including (but not limited to):
- Central Office
- Food Service
- Maintenance and Grounds