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. Cases reported from the weekend are reflected on the dashboard the following week. 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 COVID-19 Dashboard Archive.)

Community Metrics

District 97 administration has been engaged in proactive planning with staff and the local health department to determine criteria that will be considered and how COVID-19 mitigations may be eased or removed as conditions improve in our community. Based on updated guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and the Oak Park Department of Public Health, District 97 will consider the following criteria/indicators to determine the level of layered measures that can be eased or removed: CDC Community Levels (hospital beds being used, hospital admissions, and the total number of new COVID-19 cases), community vaccination rate, and district/school metrics (see below).

District 97 COVID-19 Case Tracking

Updated Friday, May 27, 2022

Total Positive Cases and Quarantines: Week of May 23, 2022
 

BUILDING STUDENTS - NEW POSITIVE CASES STUDENTS - NUMBER IN QUARANTINE AS OF 5/27 STAFF - NEW POSITIVE CASES STAFF - NUMBER IN QUARANTINE AS OF 5/27
BROOKS 13 13 2 0
JULIAN 13 10 0 0
BEYE 1 1 0 0
HATCH 7 7 0 0
HOLMES 10 3 3 1
IRVING 6 6 1 1

LINCOLN

12 6 4 3
LONGFELLOW 21 16 0 0
MANN 7 6 1 1
WHITTIER 7 4 6 4
DISTRICT OFFICE N/A n/a 0 0
TOTAL 97 72 17 10

SHIELD Testing

Total Positive SHIELD Tests since Sept. 7, 2021: 784

District Opt-Out Rate as of May 23, 2022: 11.6%

Positive SHIELD Cases: May 23-27, 2022

**Because this dashboard is updated on Friday afternoon, results for schools testing on Friday (Holmes and Whittier) will not be reflected until the following week.

BUILDING NEW POSITIVE CASES
BROOKS

2

JULIAN 0
BEYE 1
HATCH 3
HOLMES testing canceled
 IRVING

LINCOLN

5
LONGFELLOW 8
MANN 2
WHITTIER testing canceled
WEEKLY TOTAL 27

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 and are unvaccinated, they will be contacted separately by the school and told to quarantine for 5 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.

Response to Positive COVID-19 Test Infographic

School Outbreaks

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 the following outbreaks during the 2021-22 school year:

  • Holmes: Oct. 5 and 7, 2021 (two classrooms)  
  • Beye: Oct. 7, 2021 (one classroom)
  • Irving: Oct. 29, 2021 (one classroom)
  • Lincoln: Nov. 23, 2021 (two classrooms)
  • Longfellow: Dec. 7, 2021 (one classroom)
  • Mann: Jan. 4, 2022 (two classrooms)
  • Holmes: Jan. 7, 2022 (one classroom)
  • Holmes: Jan. 10, 2022 (one classroom)
  • Mann: Jan. 10, 2022 (one classroom)
  • Whittier: Jan. 11, 2022 (three classrooms)
  • Irving: Jan. 11, 2022 (one classroom)
  • Lincoln: Jan. 12, 2022 (two classrooms)
  • Lincoln: Feb. 1, 2022 (one classroom)
  • Lincoln: Feb. 4, 2022 (one classroom)
  • Whittier: March 23, 2022 (one classroom)
  • Lincoln: May 2, 2022 (fifth grade)
  • Holmes: May 3, 2022 (one classroom)
  • Irving: May 3, 2022 (one classroom)
  • Mann: May 5 and 6, 2022 (two classrooms)
  • Whittier: May 6, 2022 (two classrooms)
  • Irving: May 10, 2022 (one classroom)
  • Irving: May 11, 2022 (fourth grade) *NOTE: As of May 11, all four fourth-grade classrooms have been placed in outbreak status (one on May 3, one on May 10, and two on May 11)
  • Longfellow: May 11, 2022 (four classrooms)
  • Whittier: May 13, 2022 (one early childhood classroom—both sections)
  • Mann: May 13, 2022 (two classrooms)
  • Lincoln: May 13, 2022 (school)