County Positivity Rate
|Gating Guidelines (moving between in-person and remote learning)|
|Indicator||Percentage of current positive cases in the District (7 day rolling average)*||Percentage of staff absent for COVID related reasons (5 day rolling average)**||
Ability to implement 5 key mitigation strategies:
|Burden rate (Number of new cases in Brown Cty. per 100,000 persons - 7 day rolling average)||Positivity rate (based on Brown Cty. 14 day rolling average)|
|Moderate||.8 to <1.4%||10 to <15%||4||20 to <50||5 to <8%|
|Moderately High||1.4 to <1.8%||50 to < 200||8 to <10%|
|High||>1.8%||>15% OR unable to provide instruction||3 or less||>200||>10%|
*We may evaluate buildings in a different manner due to the potential for small clusters vs. the overall District community. Also, small clusters, classrooms, or grade level quarantines may alleviate the need for whole school or district level change in scenarios. This data includes all students whether they are in - person or remote.
**If the District is able to conduct instruction, that would suggest that we consider continuing in-person instruction. This will be evaluated independently with each situation. It may be necessary to impact only a classroom, grade level, and/or building as opposed to the whole district. The percentages given are our best estimate to aid in guiding decisions.
Should we experience significant spread in a school, we would consider an alternate scenario.
Should only 2 primary indicators be met (in the low or moderate category), the district will consider secondary indicators. Should the District continue to meet 3 or more of the secondary indicators, it may elect to continue in - person instruction(scenario A). In order to move from remote learning (scenario C) to in person learning (scenario A or B) we would need to have at least 3 primary indicators met (low or moderate category). Should a building or the entire district need to move to scenario c, the minimum length of time we will remain in that scenario will be 2 weeks.
The District may elect to open or close a classroom(s), school(s), or the entire district depending on circumstances.
Average percentage of in-person students absent for COVID related reasons
(5 day rolling average)
|Percentage of hospital inpatient beds in the community that are occupied (based on DHS NE WI 7 day rolling average)||Ability to conduct contact tracing efficiently and effectively||Adequate supplies of personal protective equipment (PPE) for students and staff, including health care workers|
|Moderate||20 to <33%||<90%|
|As conditions warrant we may need to adjust gating guidelines as local data and trends emerge.|
Frequently Asked Questions
This is the percentage of School District of West De Pere staff and students who are currently positive. This is inclusive of all students and staff in our West De Pere school community. Not only do students change between learning scenarios at each trimester, but there are also students who are designated as remote who report to school for some classes throughout the week.
This is based on the number of staff members who are not able to be on site on any given day for COVID related reasons. This includes instructional and non-instructional staff. In addition to the percentage of staff not present, we will also monitor our ability to deliver instruction. The percentages given are a guideline based on our best information.
This is an important factor that must be in place and practiced with fidelity to the best of our ability in order to assure a safe environment. The CDC includes this as a core indicator.
- Consistent and correct use of masks
- Social Distancing to largest extent possible
- Hand Hygiene and respiratory etiquette
- Cleaning and disinfection
- Contact tracing in collaboration with health department
The strategies are continuously emphasized and implemented throughout the district. Redirecting individuals to ensure proper practices is an important aspect of our operations. Heightened cleaning protocols both during the school day and daily cleaning protocols have all been increased. Social distancing is practiced to the largest extent possible. Strategies of spreading students out, one way halls, altered passing times, seating strategies, and cohort groups are in place. Effective contact tracing isolates and quarantines individuals in an efficient manner and also analyzes the predictive source for each positive case.
This rate shows us how many cases we are seeing per 100,000 people. It is taking the previous 7 day rolling average daily case rate and turning it into a case rate per 100,000 people.
This rate shows us the positivity rate amongst everyone who has been tested in Brown County during a 14-day timeframe. It takes the previous 14 day’s daily positivity rate and divides it by 14.
This is another indicator, that when looked at over a period of time, shows the impact of COVID related absences on the student body.
It is vital that healthcare systems are equipped to manage patient care in the context of COVID-19. We want to consider that our hospitals have the capacity and resources needed to combat COVID-19. This is one way to monitor the COVID-19 situation in the community.
Efficient contract tracing will aid in preventing spread. Once an individual is diagnosed with a positive result, we engage in contract tracing immediately. We have a cadre of individuals who are trained to engage in this process.
All individuals must have the appropriate supplies to ensure that we are able to adhere to the mitigation strategies. This means that there must be face coverings available for those who do not have them, hand sanitizers readily available, and that other necessary equipment is available to sanitize, clean, and protect.
The dashboard is updated on a daily basis (M-F). Each site keeps their data up to date with the oversight of our Student Services Department.
The purpose is to show the current rates and trends of COVID within our school community. It also provides gating guidelines whereby learning scenarios may change.
“COVID-19: Hospitals.” COVID-19: Hospitals | Wisconsin Department of Health Services, Wisconsin Department of Health Services, 26 Oct. 2020, www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/covid-19/hosp-data.htm.
Www.dmistudios.com. “Dashboard Resources.” Brown County » Community » Covid-19 » Dashboard & Data, Brown County Health and Human Services, 2020, www.browncountywi.gov/community/covid-19/dashboard-data/.
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