COVID-19 Metrics Dashboard
This dashboard provides an at-a-glance summary of information about confirmed COVID-19 cases associated with Oak Park Elementary School District 97. The dashboard will be updated by 5 p.m. every Friday. Due to health privacy laws, personally identifiable information for COVID-positive individuals will not be shared.
District 97 will count the total number of reported COVID-19 cases each week, as well as the total number of students and staff who are reported to be in quarantine as of each Friday. NOTE: Positive cases reported to District 97 do not necessarily reflect in-school transmission. The district will work with the Village of Oak Park to conduct contact tracing for all cases. (Click here to view the District 97 Framework for Reopening Schools.)
District 97 COVID-19 Case Tracking
Total Positive Cases and Exclusions: Week of February 22, 2021
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A student or staff member has tested positive for COVID-19. The individual is recorded on the date District 97 was notified of the positive COVID-19 result. This DOES NOT mean that the individual was physically at school on this day. These individuals are excluded from District 97 facilities for a minimum of 10 days and must meet the criteria outlined in the IDPH COVID-19 Interim Exclusion Guidance.
NOTE: Positive cases reported to District 97 do not necessarily reflect in-school transmission.
A student or staff member may be in quarantine/excluded from school for the following reasons:
- The individual tested positive for COVID-19.
- The individual had close contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19.
- The individual exhibits symptoms of COVID-19.
- The individual had close contact with someone who exhibited symptoms of COVID-19.
Based on the criteria above, quarantine numbers can fluctuate significantly from day to day and are not indicative of school transmission or exposure. If a student or staff member is excluded from school, they must follow the requirements outlined in the IDPH COVID-19 Interim Exclusion Guidance.
Responding to a Positive Case
In the event that a District 97 student or staff member tests positive for COVID-19, they must immediately notify their school nurse so they can initiate our response protocols and begin contact tracing. In an abundance of caution, the school will place the affected classroom in an adaptive pause for 14 calendar days, meaning students will participate in remote learning. We will also notify the school community via email, and information will be updated weekly on the District 97 COVID-19 dashboard. Click here (or the image below) to view our COVID-19 response procedures >
Below are the total number of outbreaks each school has had since the start of the 2020-21 school year. The Illinois Department of Public Health defines an outbreak as "five COVID-19 infections (laboratory-positive by PCR or antigen testing) occurring within 14 calendar days of each other in individuals in the same classroom." This is because the cases would be epidemiologically linked (by known exposure) with respect to place (same classroom) and time (within 14 calendar days). This would prompt an investigation by the Oak Park Public Health Department that may result in recommendations for testing and quarantining all students/staff in the affected classroom.
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