State launches new Covid-19 Report Card

State launches new Covid-19 Report Card

Students, parents, and teachers participate in an outdoor learning demonstration to display methods schools can use to continue on-site education during the coronavirus pandemic, Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Parents and teachers will be able to keep track of coronavirus cases in their school district as early as today.  New York school districts are now required to report to the New York State Department of Health with daily data on positive coronavirus cases.  The DOH will enter the data onto a new Covid-19 report card.

The COVID-19 Report Card will provide parents, teachers, students and all New Yorkers with comprehensive data updated on a daily basis, including:

  • Positive infections by date of students & staff by school & school district
  • Whether school/district (& student and staff) are remote, in-person, or hybrid
  • Number of students and staff on-site
  • Percentage of on-site students & staff who test positive
  • Number of tests administered by the school, test type, lab used and lag time
  • Date of last submission/update

(Photo: AP Images)