Jacksonville, Florida. – Duval County Public Schools again He made changes to his COVID-19 dashboard To improve reporting timing.
This time the changes relate to the timing and the way the region enters data into its dashboard.
“Our goal from the first day of school has been to provide the board and families with a clear understanding of how the epidemic will affect our school buildings. This new process will better enable us to achieve this goal,” said Supervisor Dr. Diana Green.
Starting Wednesday, the district has begun updating its dashboard once it has notified cases and reports to the FDOH about them.
We will no longer wait for the Federal Department of Defense to confirm the case is accepted and begin an investigation into the case. This will improve our transparency to families and the community regarding the timing and amount of cases that are likely to affect the school, “” We understand that there may be a few cases that the Ministry of Health may not confirm upon submission; However, this new approach will provide a clear picture of reported cases likely to affect the school. “
The district said the change would result in a “significant one-day increase in overall dashboard”.
As of Wednesday afternoon, the district has reported 785 cases since August 20, including 539 students and 246 employees. The dashboard only reports about Duval County Public School staff or student cases affecting the school’s operations. The total number of staff or students diagnosed with COVID-19 may be higher.
This is the second change the school district has made since the start of the school year.
At the beginning of the school year, the district entered data based on the case confirmation and the completion of the investigation into the case by the Ministry of Health.
“Given the time required for the Ministry of Health investigations into the case, the district revised its process in November to start posting cases on the dashboard once the Ministry of Health confirmed the case and began tracking contacts and investigating the case,” the district said.
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