Naperville 203 COVID-19 Dashboard
The Naperville 203 specific data below is self-reported by families and staff members in the Naperville 203 school community.
As a reminder, we adhere to DuPage County Health Departments Return to School Framework to determine our school metrics guidance. The District will be using the Northwestern Medicine COVID-19 Dashboard to gather the data for the identified zip codes (60440, 60517, 60532, 60540, 60563, 60565). The information used is the number of new cases per 100,000 people (14-day) and the 14-day rolling positivity rate which is publicly available by following the provided link. While we are only using the 2 metrics mentioned, there are additional health metrics provided.
At this time, we are not reporting down to the building level due to low numbers and the possibility of breaching the confidentiality of our students and staff.
This page will be updated every Monday afternoon with new data as it becomes available.
Data Dashboard News
We wanted to bring your attention to some changes in the data:
As you may know, the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) has adjusted how they are reporting positive cases, they are now including probable cases in the total number of positive cases beginning Friday, November 6, 2020. A probable case meets clinical criteria AND is epidemiologically linked, or has a positive antigen test.
- The change in the calculation will cause an overall spike in the number of cases reported and will significantly impact the overall positivity rate.
- The change in the calculations has been noted on the dashboard and should be considered when interpreting the data.
In some cases, data from previous weeks may be adjusted to account for data that had not yet been recorded in our systems or was adjusted based upon additional information being shared.
DuPage County Health Metrics and Naperville 203
Health Metric Indicators
DuPage County Health Department
*Northwestern University COVID-19 Dashboard. Includes the following zip codes 60440, 60517, 60532, 60540, 60563, 60565 ** Calculation changed to CDC formula. *** Calculation beginning 11/6/2020 includes probable and confirmed cases of COVID-19; Prior data includes only confirmed cases.
COVID Positive Cases in Naperville 203
*Reflects cases reported to D203 by individuals.
Total Number of Students Quarantining in Naperville 203
* Reflects the number of individuals who reported the need to quarantine due to close contact.
**Graph has been updated to account for data that had not yet been recorded in our systems.
Total Number of Staff Quarantining in Naperville 203
*Reflects the number of staff who began quarantine in the identified week.
Protocols for when a case is reported:
Whenever a positive case is reported, the District collaborates with the DuPage County Health Department to promptly identify and monitor individuals who have had recent contact with the COVID-19 positive individual(s) to prevent further spread within our school and community. Here is what happens:
- Any individuals who have been in close contact (less than 6 feet away for greater than 15 minutes in a 48-hour period) with an individual that has tested positive for COVID-19 will receive a phone call and a letter/email with resources and next steps.
- An email/letter will be provided to any individual who was in limited contact (Inside for a prolonged period of time, without close contact) with the positive individual asking them to carefully monitor for symptoms and keep us posted if their health status changes.
If you do not receive the above notifications, then you were not identified as being either an individual with close contact or limited contact.
The health and safety of students and staff is our highest priority, and we recognize the uncertainty and concern regarding the evolving coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic as well as the stress around remote learning. We are following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as well as state and local health departments for best practices and procedures to protect everyone’s health, including:
- Placing staff members and students who are identified as having close contact with the COVID-19 case(s) in quarantine for 14 days.
- Ongoing self-monitoring by students and staff for signs and symptoms of illness and evaluation of illness reported promptly to identify possible outbreaks.
- Conducting a deep clean and disinfection of the areas impacted by potential exposure to the COVID-19 virus.
As always, everyone should monitor their health and stay at home if they develop symptoms. Sick persons should contact their health care provider to determine if testing is needed. Anyone who develops severe symptoms is encouraged to seek medical care immediately.