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 while school is in session. 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 2021-22 Back-to-School Plan and click here to view the 2021-22 COVID-19 Dashboard Archive.)
District 97 COVID-19 Case Tracking
Updated Friday, Oct. 22, 2021
Total Positive Cases and Quarantines: Week of Oct. 18, 2021
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Total Positive SHIELD Tests since Sept. 7, 2021: 31
District Opt-Out Rate as of Oct. 21, 2021: 5.1%
Positive SHIELD Cases: Oct. 11-15, 2021
**Because this dashboard is updated on Friday afternoon, results for schools testing on Friday will not be reflected until the following week.
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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.
The following communication procedures will be used for positive cases during the 2021-22 school year:
- The principal will send an email notification to all students and staff of the affected classroom that there was a participant in the class who tested positive. All new cases will then be publicly reported on the district’s COVID-19 Metrics Dashboard.
- If the participant(s) are determined to have been close contacts and/or significant exposure, they will be contacted separately by the school and told to quarantine for 10-14 full days from their last contact with the case. The nurse will clear those close contact participants on a case by case basis to return to school/work.
The Illinois Department of Public Health defines an outbreak as "two cases that are linked epidemiologically with respect to person, place, and time. In other words, the two cases have shared close contacts and location and have onsets within 14 calendar days of each other." Two cases that occurred in different time frames (at least calendar 15 days apart), separate locations, and having no common source of exposure would not constitute an outbreak." This would prompt an investigation by the Oak Park Public Health Department that may result in recommendations for control measures to mitigate the outbreak (e.g., testing and quarantining all students/staff in the affected classroom).
To date, District 97 has had three classroom outbreaks.