Governor Cuomo has announced the introduction of “The COVID-19 Report Card,” described as “an online dashboard which tracks real-time COVID-19 infections and testing operations of every New York school and school district.”
The governor is directing all schools, local health departments, labs and testing sites statewide to collect and report the data. NYC schools are currently scheduled to reopen on September 21.
The online dashboard will include the following information (assuming all participants enter the data accurately and completely):
- The dates in which students and staff members became positive, specifying the school and district they belong to.
- Whether the school / district is hosting in person vs. remote lessons.
- The number of students and faculty members at each school.
- The percentage of students and faculty who test positive.
- How many tests are being given at each school, and details of those tests.
- The most recent update provided by each school.
“The COVID-19 Report Card will give parents, faculty and students the most up-to-date information on the status of their school and their school district’s testing and results. I urge our school communities to stay vigilant and be smart,” says Cuomo.
The website is designed to be user friendly, the press release states. Users will be able to type in their address to find all reported positive cases within their school and district.
The data will be updated in real-time and will be viewable here.
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