Frederick County Public Schools Health Metrics Dashboard

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 county and state metrics via direct links to the official county and state reporting sites.

Outbreak Definitions:

Classroom/cohort outbreak definition:

  1. At least two confirmed COVID-19 cases among students/teachers/staff within a 14-day period and who are epidemiologically linked, but not household contacts; or

School-wide outbreak definition:

  1. Three or more classrooms or cohorts with cases from separate households that meet the classroom/cohort outbreak definition that occurs within 14 days; or
  2. Five percent or more unrelated students/teachers/staff have confirmed COVID-19 within a 14-day period (minimum of 10 unrelated students/teachers/staff).

Note: The Maryland Department of Health makes the decision regarding whether or not cases qualify as a school outbreak.

Important Definitions

Quarantine: A person must quarantine if in close contact (within 6 feet of someone for a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period) with someone who has COVID-19, unless you have been fully vaccinated. People who are fully vaccinated do NOT need to quarantine after contact with someone who had COVID-19 unless they have symptoms.

Isolation: Isolation is used to separate people infected with COVID-19 from those who are not infected. People who are in isolation should stay home until it’s safe for them to be around others. At home, anyone sick or infected should separate from others, stay in a specific “sick room” or area, and use a separate bathroom (if available).

Probable case: Probable cases occur when an individual has been in close contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19 and becomes symptomatic regardless of vaccination status. Not reported on FCPS Metrics Dashboard

Confirmed case: Confirmed cases of COVID-19 are when an individual tests positive on a rapid antigen or PCR test. Those cases are reported on the FCPS Metrics Dashboard after they are reported to FCPS.

FCPS Positive COVID Cases

Confirmed Cases & Deaths, 7 Day Positivity Rates

Source: https://www.frederickcountymd.gov/8094/COVID-19-in-Frederick-County

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.

Positivity Rate (%) and Case Rate per 100,000

Source: https://www.frederickcountymd.gov/8094/COVID-19-in-Frederick-County

Maryland Schools Outbreak Data

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 is the Maryland.gov Outbreak-Associated Cases in Schools.

The following is a note and definition as defined by the Maryland Health Department: 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:

Classroom/cohort outbreak definition:

    1) At least two confirmed COVID-19 cases among students/teachers/staff within a 14-day period and who are epidemiologically linked, but not household contacts; or

School-wide outbreak definition:

    2) Three or more classrooms or cohorts with cases from separate households that meet the classroom/cohort outbreak definition that occurs within 14 days; or
    3) Five percent or more unrelated students/teachers/staff have confirmed COVID-19 within a 14 day period (minimum of 10 unrelated students/teachers/staff).

For more information, please scroll down to the bottom of the chart.

Source: https://coronavirus.maryland.gov/pages/school-resources

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