Poudre School District COVID-19 Case Dashboard
Poudre School District revised the COVID-19 Case Dashboard on Nov. 24. The dashboard is designed to give our community a transparent look at the prevalence of COVID-19 in PSD. District leaders are using these PSD and Larimer County data to make decisions about the phase in which PSD is operating, as well as to guide the district's overall response to the pandemic. Staff will consistently vet PSD's dashboard data to ensure they are as current and accurate as possible.
Note: The Larimer County Department of Health and Environment may be referred to as LCDHE or health department in information posted here.
New Dashboard Features
- 14-Day Cases per 100,000: Calculated using the confirmed case count and the population of students and staff at individual locations and across the district. Click a grade level or school level to see cases per 100,000 for a group. This metric was added to PSD’s dashboard to align with Larimer County Department of Health and Environment’s 14-day case rate, to provide comparative perspective.
- 14-Day Case Percentage: Calculated using the confirmed case count divided by the population of students and staff at individual locations and across the district. Click a grade level or school level to see the case percentage for a group.
- 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-by-Location: This shows the number of cases by school site and department.
- Case Count by Date: This bar chart now 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.
School Case Status Information
In order to provide a transparent and accurate picture of the presence of COVID-19 in our schools, we are posting vital COVID-19 information for each school. Should cases trigger a classroom to shift to remote education for a case investigation or school closure, following state and local public health guidance for schools, the information will be available on this page.
This web page is updated every 24 hours on weekdays and, when possible, on weekends. Please note that PSD will not notify all parents in a school of each COVID-19 case; communications go to the parents/guardians of students who are believed to have had possible close contact with a positive case.
- If a secondary student tested positive for COVID-19 and was last in school on Wednesday (A-group day), then parents/guardians of A-group students in the case's four classes would receive communication.
- At the elementary level, if a positive case was in an elementary classroom on Tuesday (B-group day), then parents/guardians of students in the B classroom would receive communication. For parents/guardians who do NOT receive communication about a case, it is because their student is not believed to have had close contact.
When a school has two or more unrelated cases in a short time period, LCDHE considers it to be an outbreak. Outbreak status means that health officials with LCDHE will monitor even more carefully any cases at that school. The following schools are currently designated as outbreak locations (date of outbreak designation):
- Blevins Middle School (November 24, 2020)
- Cache La Poudre Middle School (November 23, 2020)
- Fort Collins High School (November 5, 2020)
- Fossil Ridge High School (November 2, 2020)
- Poudre High School (November 9, 2020
- Rice Elementary School (November 24, 2020)
- Rocky Mountain High School (October 26, 2020)