District Five launches COVID-19 dashboard

Lexington-Richland School District Five has launched an online COVID-19 dashboard. 

During a special-called meeting November 30, the board approved a motion to have the district create a webpage dashboard for reporting active COVID-19 positive cases and quarantine cases in schools. The motion requires the district to, “Reallocate resources that we currently have to create a weekly data dashboard / website to reflect numbers by school, to include active COVID-19 cases and quarantine numbers for students and staff, separately recording numbers for FIVE (virtual program) teachers and students.”

“The board requested an online coronavirus dashboard modeled after those of other districts to track confirmed COVID cases and quarantines of students and staff on a school to school basis,” said Board Chairwoman Jan Hammond. “This will serve the community by allowing information to be provided weekly within our district. We all know this is an imperfect science. However, the community has asked for this information and we believe in transparency. We hope this information can be helpful as we all work toward a safe return to a traditional learning environment.”

The dashboard is not updated daily, per the motion. Data will be collected Wednesday to Tuesday, and updates will be published each Friday. 

The dashboard can be found on the district website homepage and at www.lexrich5.org/covid19dashboard. For more information on the district’s COVID-19 response, click the “20-21 COVID-19 Information” tab on the district website or visit www.lexrich5.org/20-21reentry.