The Wicomico County public school system has published a coronavirus dashboard to keep community members up to date on current case numbers.
The dashboard displays data starting from Sept. 7, the first day of school. It shares the total number of positive cases among students and staff.
Furthermore, the dashboard breaks down cases by school.
According to the dashboard, the numbers “reflect active confirmed positive cases for each week.” Once someone who tested positive is cleared according to school protocol, their case will no longer be considered active.
The district has said the Wicomico County Health Department is consistently monitoring case numbers and transmission rates.
The dashboard, which can be accessed here, will be updated every Wednesday.
Thus far, no Wicomico schools have gone virtual due to the coronavirus this school year. Students, staff and visitors are required to wear masks in school buildings.
Highlights so far
According to the dashboard, Wicomico public schools saw 129 total coronavirus cases between Sept. 7 and Sept. 20, and 80 total cases between Sept. 21 and Sept. 27.
Students accounted for over 80% of cases in both time frames.
The following schools reported 10 or more cases from Sept. 7 to Sept. 20:
- Salisbury Middle School, 14 cases
- Delmar Elementary School, 11 cases
- James M. Bennett High School, 11 cases
- North Salisbury Elementary School, 10 cases
The following schools reported 10 or more cases from Sept. 21 to Sept. 27:
- Prince Street Elementary School, 11 cases
- Pemberton Elementary School, 10 cases
Maddie Aiken covers education for Delmarva Now/The Daily Times. Have a story tip or idea? Send it her way at email@example.com, 443-454-1157 or on Twitter @madsaiken.