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MBSD COVID-19 Dashboard


Statistics for 2021-2022

Information will be updated every week during the 2021-2022 school year.

  • Total number of confirmed cases in our schools requiring contact tracing notification (per health department guidance): 26
  • Estimated number of students in-person: 1760
  • Estimated number of staff working on site in-person: 365

Reported Cases Among In-Person Students/Staff
Week Of Location Total Number of Cases - Date Reported Quarantine Required? (Yes/No)
School Transmission? (Yes/No)
10/7/2021-10/13/2021 Acme Elementary 1 - 10/8 Yes - affected individuals and close contacts quarantined. TBD
10/7/2021-10/13/2021 Harmony Elementary 1 - 10/11 Yes - affected individuals and close contacts quarantined. TBD
10/7/2021-10/13/2021 Harmony Elementary

1 - 10/13 Yes - one individual quarantined. TBD
10/7/2021-10/13/2021 MBJH 1 - 10/7 Yes - affected individuals and close contacts quarantined. TBD
10/7/2021-10/13/2021 MBHS 2 - 10/7 Yes - affected individuals and close contacts quarantined. TBD
10/7/2021-10/13/2021 MBHS 1 - 10/12 Yes - one individual quarantined. TBD
9/30/2021 - 10/6/2021 Acme Elementary 2 - 10/4 Yes - affected individuals and close contacts quarantined. TBD
9/30/2021 - 10/6/2021 Kendall Elementary 1 - 10/4 Yes - one individual quarantined. TBD
9/30/2021 - 10/6/2021 MBHS 1 - 9/29 Yes - one individual quarantined. No
9/23/2021-9/29/2021 District Offices 1 - 9/27 Yes - affected individuals and close contacts quarantined. No
9/23/2021-9/29/2021 Acme Elementary 1 - 9/24 Yes - affected individuals and close contacts quarantined. No
9/23/2021-9/29/2021 Kendall Elementary 1 - 9/27 Yes - affected individuals and close contacts quarantined. No
9/23/2021-9/29/2021 MBJH 1 - 9/27 Yes - affected individuals and close contacts quarantined. No
9/16/2021 - 9/22/2021 All 0 N/A N/A
9/9/2021 - 9/15/2021 Acme Elementary 3 - 9/9 Yes - affected individuals and close contacts quarantined. Yes
9/9/2021 - 9/15/2021 Kendall Elementary 1 - 9/15 Yes - one individual quarantined. No
9/1/2021 - 9/8/2021 Acme Elementary 4 - 9/4 Yes - affected individuals and close contacts  quarantined.

No
9/1/2021 - 9/8/2021 Harmony Elementary 1 - 9/7 Yes - affected individuals and close contacts quarantined. No
9/1/2021 - 9/8/2021 MBJH 1 - 9/7 Yes - one individual quarantined. No
9/1/2021 - 9/8/2021 MBHS 1 - 9/3 Yes - one individual quarantined. No

Dashboard shows confirmed positive cases of Mount Baker School District's students or staff engaged in in-person learning or work at a district site. If a case is determined to have no contacts and no closures are required in a small in-person learning community, it may not be possible to share data and also protect confidential health information. The Washington State Department of Health Data Guidelines provides more information about data reporting and protecting confidential health information.


NOTIFICATION PROTOCOLs, Confirmed Cases, & COntact Tracing

We work closely with the health department when there is a confirmed case associated with our schools. Here are the steps we follow for confirmed cases of COVID-19:

  1. When we learn of a case of COVID-19, we first confirm with the health department that the confirmed case is associated with our schools.
  2. Our schools each have COVID-19 site safety teams who help initiate contact tracing. If there are close contacts of a confirmed case, we work with the health department to notify staff and parents/guardians that there has been contact with a confirmed case.
  3. Next steps are determined by the health department, which may include recommendations for COVID-19 testing, isolation and/or quarantine. We communicate directly to impacted staff and families and share resources according to the guidance of the health department.
  4. In some cases, a group of students will shift to remote learning for a period of time designated by the health department.

COVID-19 Notification Letters:

Why might we not report a confirmed case that doesn’t require contact tracing?

There is a legal requirement to keep protected health information confidential. If no contact tracing and no closures are required in a small in-person learning community it may not be possible to share data and also protect confidential health information. The Washington State Department of Health small numbers reporting guidelines provides more information about data reporting and protecting confidential health information.

What is Considered a Confirmed Case that Requires Contact Tracing?

An individual with a positive COVID-19 test result who may have had contact with individuals in our schools is considered a confirmed case that requires contact tracing. We collaborate with the health department to complete “contact tracing” to determine if any individuals are close contacts and need to take required next steps per health department recommendations.


Terminology
  • Exposure or contact is usually defined as being within six feet or more and spending 15 minutes or longer with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19.
  • Quarantine is when someone is asked to stay home due to exposure to someone who is infected, because they could become contagious.
  • Isolation is when some is asked to stay home because of illness or possible illness, and they are contagious.
  • Outbreak  is defined as two or more cases with transmission occurring between them; one confirmed case is not an outbreak.