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District 196 COVID-19 Dashboard

The District 196 COVID-19 Dashboard provides families and staff with data to guide decisions about learning models in the 2021-22 school year. Below is data on case positivity and vaccination rates for Dakota County, and information about vaccinations and testing locations. The dashboard is updated important information from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH).

The federal government has passed three major relief packages in response to COVID-19. The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES), the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSA), and the American Rescue Plan Act (ARP). All included funding for K-12 education. The Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) is administering multiple grant opportunities from these three relief packages, including three rounds of formula-based Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) funding that districts eligible for Title I, Part A funds received. Review the ESSER III Spending Plans for school districts >

Operational Plan for District 196 School Year 2021-22

Practices and protocols to help ensure a safe and healthy learning environment, and help mitigate transmission of COVID-19 in our school communities. Review the updated operational plan on Google Docs or visit the operational plan page.

Updated March 1, 2022 

Recent Updates

Vaccine and Testing Information


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District 196 COVID-19 Facts & Figures

(Updated Daily)
 

Data is updated daily on student-contact days using information provided by all school buildings and Human Resources.
Student data includes grades pre-kindergarten through Transition Plus. Numbers are not a cumulative total.

Student Case Data

Chart represents data from one school week at a time, and only includes student-contact days.

Date Reported* Students in Isolation with Reported Positive COVID-19 Test Results**
May 23 151
May 24 169
May 25

203

May 26 200
May 27  

*Totals represent the current number of students in isolation due to a positive COVID-19 test result as of 4 p.m. each day.

**This is NOT how many students or staff tested positive for COVID-19 today. Rather, the total is the number of those currently in isolation and reflecting the numbers at that certain moment in time.
 

Daily Student Cases per building

Employee Case Data

Chart represents data from one school week at a time and includes a comprehensive count from all buildings.

Date Reported* Employees in Isolation with Reported Positive COVID-19 Test Result**
May 23 68
May 24 71
May 25 82
May 26 83
May 27  

*Totals represent the current number of employees in isolation due to a positive COVID-19 test result as of 4 p.m. each day.

**This is NOT how many students or staff tested positive for COVID-19 today. Rather, the total is the number of those currently in isolation and reflecting the numbers at that certain moment in time.
 

Daily employee CaseS districtwide


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Dakota County COVID-19 Facts & Figures

(Updated Weekly)
 

Data is updated weekly on Friday using information from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention's Community Levels tool and the Minnesota Department of Health's Vaccine Summary. 
Data last updated May 20, 2022.

Completed Vaccination Rate in Dakota County

All Eligible Residents (12+)

as of MAY 20 reported by the MDH
(completed two-dose or one-dose series)
 

83.2%

Date Reported* Completed Vaccinations for All Eligible Residents 12+**
May 20 294,367
May 13 294,199
May 6 294,099
April 29 293,867
April 22 293,721
April 15 293,349
April 8 292,983
April 1 292,771
March 18 292,364
March 11 292,129
March 4 291,778
Feb. 25 291,406
Feb. 22 290,942
Feb. 11 289,824
Feb. 4 289,315
Jan. 28 288,511
Jan. 20 287,716
Jan. 13 272,077
Jan. 7, 2022 271,835

*Updated COVID-19 data is reported by MDH

**Completed means number of people who have completed a COVID-19 vaccine series. For the Pfizer and Moderna products, a complete series is two doses. The Johnson & Johnson product is a single-dose vaccine.

Completed Vaccination Rate in Dakota County

All Eligible Residents (5-11)

as of MAY 20 reported by the MDH
(completed two-dose series of Pfizer)
 

5.9%

Date Reported* Completed Vaccinations for All Eligible Residents 5-11**
May 20 18,617
May 13 18,560
May 6 18,538
April 29 18,493
April 22 18,429
April 15 18,347
April 8 18,278
April 1 18,190
March 18 17,991
March 11 17,838
March 4 17,513
Feb. 25 17,111
Feb. 22 16,694
Feb. 11 15,993
Feb. 4 15,404
Jan. 28 14,760
Jan. 20 13,976
Jan. 13 13,253
Jan. 7, 2022 12,383

*Updated COVID-19 data is reported by MDH 

**Completed means number of children 5-11 out of the entire vaccinated population who have completed a COVID-19 vaccine series. Currently Pfizer is the only vaccine approved for children under 11 years old.

COVID-19 Community Levels

COVID-19 Community Levels are a new tool to help communities decide what prevention steps to take based on the latest data. Levels can be low, medium, or high and are determined by looking at hospital beds being used, hospital admissions, and the total number of new COVID-19 cases in an area. 

Take precautions to protect yourself and others from COVID-19 based on the COVID-19 Community Level in your area.

Current transmission level is medium


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Key Determining Factors
 

Three critical factors guide our decision-making process when determining which learning model is best for District 196: guidance from our state and local officials; the health and safety of our community; and our staff rates.

state and local guidance

As a district, we rely on guidance provided in by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Dakota County Public Health Department and state departments of education and health. 

Health and safety

The health and safety of our students, staff and families is our top priority. We have implemented a number of safety measures and regularly monitor county and district case rates. 

staffing

Our goal is to provide as much in-person learning as possible based on COVID-19 case rates, state guidance and the ability to adequately staff our schools and fill absences.