As a district, we work closely with the DeWitt Piatt Bi-County Health Department to monitor the local spread of COVID-19 and its impacts on our schools. Our hope is that the following information will provide a clear picture for our school community.
The dashboard includes the current number of cumulative COVID-19 positive cases reported for students and staff in our school district. For reference, Blue Ridge employs 120 staff members and currently serves 640 students. Our cumulative case numbers represent reported cases since school began in August 2020.
The dashboard also includes information on our students and staff who are currently at home isolating or quarantining. Isolation is a term used to refer to the 10 days after COVID-19 symptom onset, or a positive COVID-19 test. Quarantine is a term used with close contacts to describe the time after the most recent contact with an infectious individual. A close contact is anyone (with or without a face covering), who was within 6 feet of a confirmed case of COVID-19 (with or without a face covering), for at least 15 minutes throughout the course of a day. A negative COVID-19 test will not release a close contact from quarantine. Close contacts will work with the local health department to determine the length of quarantine.