Frederick County Public Schools provides this data dashboard for families, staff and community members as a summary of student and staff COVID-19 cases broken down by school. We balance transparency about reporting COVID-19 cases to the community with privacy for our staff, students and families. The data dashboard also provides updated metrics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Maryland Department of Health (MDH), and Frederick County Health Department (FCHD) via direct links to the official CDC, MDH, and FCHD reporting sites.
Data in this section will be updated daily based on the most recently available information. All data are preliminary and are subject to change based on additional reporting. Data reflects cases and deaths among Frederick County residents only. Hospitalizations shown are for Frederick Health Hospital and reflect all patients who have tested positive for COVID-19. Hospital data is delayed one day.
Data for ZIP codes with 7 or fewer cases are suppressed according to Maryland Department of Health guidelines.
Death data are presented by both date of report and by date of death. Death data are updated as amendments to the death record are received. Change in deaths in the last 24 hours does not mean that the deaths occurred in the last 24 hours, and some reports of deaths may be delayed.
NOTES: While FCPS provides numbers of newly reported cases of COVID-19 per week, the Maryland Department of Health (MDH) only provides information about outbreaks of COVID-19 in Maryland schools. The numbers of cases displayed in schools with outbreaks by MDH reflect the number of cases during the outbreak period only. Outbreak periods of time are variable and may span for several weeks. MDH updates their dashboard every Wednesday, and the FCPS dashboard is updated every Monday. Because MDH and FCPS are providing different types of data over different time periods, the numbers in the two dashboards will not be the same.
The Maryland Department of Health makes the decision regarding whether or not cases qualify as a school outbreak.
Below are COVID-19 school outbreak definitions provided by the Maryland Health Department (MDH): This dataset reflects public and non-public K-12 schools in Maryland that have COVID-19 outbreaks. Data are based on local health department reports to MDH, which may be revised if additional information becomes available. This list does not include child care facilities or institutes of higher education.
Schools listed meet 1 or more of the following criteria:
Three or more laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 cases among students/teachers/staff in a specified group with onsets (or, if asymptomatic, collection dates) within a 14-day period, and who are epidemiologically linked in the school setting, but not household contacts.
Five or more classrooms or cohorts with cases from separate households that meet the cohort outbreak definition that occurs within 14 days; OR
5% or more unrelated students/teachers/staff have confirmed COVID-19 within a 14 day period [minimum of 10 unrelated students/teachers/staff].
Cases reported reflect the current total number of cases. Schools are removed from the list when health officials determine 14 days have passed with no new cases and no tests pending. Archival data is available through the COVID-19 open data catalogue.
These data are updated weekly on Wednesdays during the 10 a.m. hour. MDH is continuously evaluating its data and reporting systems and will make updates as more data becomes available.