PSD COVID-19 Data and School Information

Poudre School District COVID-19 Dashboards

Jan. 17, 2022 note: With the recent surge in COVID cases due to the Omicron variant, department and school COVID-19 Response Teams are doing their best to keep up and enter data in a timely fashion. However, due to the current and overwhelming volume of cases, there may be a delay in data entry, as staff balance their support and education of students with COVID-related duties. Therefore, data displayed on this dashboard may not be as up-to-date as in previous months. We thank you for your patience and understanding.


The COVID-19 Case Dashboard is designed to give our community a transparent look at the prevalence of COVID-19 in PSD.

2021-22 School Year Dashboard

This dashboard displays information from August 16, 2021 the first day primary students were in session, through May 25, 2022 the end of the school year. Dashboard data are refreshed daily overnight.

COVID-19 Summer Dashboard

This dashboard presents case information from May 27 through August 15, tracking cases reported in the district after the last day of the 2020-2021 school year. Because summer programs serve students from across the district using different structures at a variety of locations, cases on the COVID-19 Summer Dashboard are not reported by location.

COVID-19 Case Dashboard Features:

  • Total Number of Cases: Case counts reported in PSD for students and staff.
  • 14-Day Cumulative Case Count: For a selected day, the sum of cases from the previous 14 days. This area chart visualizes the rate of growth of cases over time.
  • Case Count by Location: This shows the number of cases by school site and department.
  • Case Count by Date: This bar chart includes a trend line for visualizing the rate of change of cases over time.

Confirmed and Probable Cases (LCDHE Definitions)

  • Confirmed case – Someone who has tested positive for COVID-19; can be Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) or rapid test. (NOT an antibody test)
  • Probable case – Someone who has had known close contact with a confirmed case and has at least one critical/major (loss of taste smell, new or worsening cough, fever, shortness of breath) or two minor symptoms (runny nose, headache, nausea, muscle or body aches, etc.) and does not have a negative PCR test for COVID-19.


COVID-19 Cases in Communities Served by PSD

This dashboard displays case data provided by the Larimer County Department of Health and Environment by age band for Fort Collins, Wellington, Timnath, Bellvue, and the mountain communities. On this dashboard, we monitor community case trends by pre-K, primary, intermediate, middle, and high school age bands. Additionally, age bands for the majority of staff (23-65) are displayed. This dashboard has a date slider that allows the user to select any specific time window for reviewing cases and trends in the community by age band.

Designated Clusters and Outbreaks

New for the 2021-22 school year, the Larimer County Department of Health and Environment will notify schools and departments when they reach either cluster or outbreak status. 


Definition: Classroom/activity/team/cohort that has 3 or more probable or confirmed cases of COVID-19, among students/teachers/staff from separate households with onset within 10 days in a single classroom/activity/team or other close contact in the school setting (including transportation to- from- school and affiliated events). 

What happens as a result: Staff/parents/guardians in the affected cohort will be informed of the cluster by email and the required protection measures of following isolation requirements for students and staff who are ill or have tested positive for COVID-19.  Staff/parents/guardians are encouraged to monitor children for symptoms and report any newly occurring symptoms.  If deemed necessary by LCDHE, contact tracing may occur for the impacted cohort to determine if quarantine is necessary.  



Definition: The Colorado Department of Health and Environment (CDPHE) does not currently have a defined outbreak threshold for K-12 facilities or higher education. The term “cluster” is being used here to capture situations that may not need to be reported as an Outbreak. Defining and reporting outbreaks to CDPHE will be determined by LCDHE and depend on a number of factors including the number of cases, the illness attack rate, and the severity of illness. 

What happens as a result: By and large, staff, students and families will continue to follow PSD's existing COVID-19 protocols. Larimer County Department of Health and Environment will require schools/departments to follow targeted contact tracing for any case that occurs after the outbreak designation. This involves identifying and quarantining close contacts of the case, and communicating about assessments and identification of close contacts to staff and parents/guardians of the impacted students. Students and staff who are fully vaccinated, have documentation of a previous COVID-19 positive within the past 90 days, or those participating in Test to Stay will not need to quarantine.

Schools who meet the lifting of outbreak requirements will retain their state designated outbreak status until they do not have a single case for 28 days.  


Note: The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment publicly posts outbreaks for the State of Colorado each week on its website.

  • Bennett Elementary School (November 2, 2021) 

  • Bethke Elementary School (March 14, 2022)

  • Eyestone Elementary School (October 27, 2021)  

  • Fort Collins High School (January 31, 2022)

  • Fossil Ridge High School (January 24, 2022)

  • Irish Elementary School (February 7, 2022)

  • Lesher Middle School (September 3, 2021)

  • Poudre High School (August 31, 2021)

  • Rice Elementary School (February 7, 2022)

  • Riffenburgh Elementary School (January 17, 2022)

  • Rocky Mountain High School (December 27, 2021)

  • Shepardson Elementary School (April 11, 2022)

  • Tavelli Elementary School (April 18, 2022)

  • Zach Elementary School (October 14, 2021)  


Resolved Outbreaks from 2021-22 school year


  • Bacon Elementary School (January 11, 2021; Resolved March 31, 2022)
  • Bauder Elementary School (October 4, 2021, Resolved March 26, 2022)
  • Boltz Middle School (January 28, 2021, Resolved April 10, 2022)
  • Cache La Poudre Elementary School  (November 10, 2021, Resolved March 31, 2022)
  • Kruse Elementary School (September 21, 2021, Resolved April 22, 2022) 
  • Lincoln Middle School (October 27, 2021, Resolved April 21, 2022)  
  • Lopez Elementary School (September 20, 2021, Resolved April 9, 2022) 
  • McGraw Elementary School (November 17, 2021, Resolved December 18, 2021) 

Resolved Outbreaks from 2020-21 school year and summer 2021

  • Bacon Elementary School (April 19, 2021, Resolved May 28, 2021)
  • Bauder Elementary School (February 12, 2021, Resolved March 15, 2021)
  • Blevins Middle School (November 18, 2020, Resolved March 30, 2021)
  • Boltz Middle School (October 28, 2020, Resolved January 19, 2021)
  • Cache La Poudre Elementary School (April 4, 2021, Resolved May 23,2021)
  • Cache La Poudre Middle School (November 23, 2020, Resolved January 2, 2021)
  • Cache La Poudre Middle School (May 10, 2021, Resolved May 29, 2021)
  • Dunn Elementary School (April 19, 2021, Resolved May 18, 2021)
  • Fort Collins High School (January 15, 2021, Resolved July 7, 2021)
  • Fort Collins High School (November 5, 2020, Resolved December 27, 2020)
  • Fossil Ridge High School (November 2, 2020, Resolved June 28, 2021)
  • Irish Elementary School (May 24, 2021, Resolved June 17, 2021)
  • Johnson Elementary School (March 4, 2021, Resolved March 28, 2021)
  • Kinard Middle School (February 1, 2021, Resolved May 31, 2021)
  • Kruse Elementary School (April 16, 2021, Resolved June 6, 2021)
  • Laurel Elementary School (April 19, 2021, Resolved June 7, 2021)
  • Lesher Middle School (April 19, 2021, Resolved June 22, 2021)
  • Lesher Middle School (December 15, 2020, Resolved December 31, 2020)
  • Lincoln Middle School (May 11, 2021, Resolved June 21, 2021)
  • Poudre High School (March 1, 2021, Resolved July 2, 2021)
  • Poudre High School (November 9, 2020, Resolved December 27, 2020)
  • Preston Middle School (December 17, 2020, Resolved January 3, 2021)
  • Rice Elementary School (November 19, 2020, Resolved December 7, 2020)
  • Rocky Mountain High School (November 5, 2020, Resolved June 25, 2021)
  • Shepardson Elementary School (December 18, 2020, Resolved January 16, 2021)
  • Shepardson Elementary School (March 9, 2021, Resolved April 6, 2021)
  • Shepardson Elementary School (April 19, 2021, Resolved June 11, 2021)
  • Timnath Elementary School (May 24, 2021, Resolved June 13, 2021)
  • Traut Core Knowledge Elementary School (April 26, 2021, Resolved June 6, 2021)
  • Webber Middle School (April 4, 2021, Resolved June 11, 2021)
  • Werner Elementary School (February 5, 2021, Resolved March 5, 2021)
  • Zach Elementary School (April 21, 2021, Resolved May 31, 2021)

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