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Ohio Announces Two Days Of COVID Numbers; Richland Schools Report 67 More Cases

28 Nov , 2020  

By 1812Blockhouse

With the Thanksgiving holiday providing a one-day respite on reporting of COVID-19 cases, the Ohio Department of Health shared new statistics that covered both Thursday and Friday.

That two day total revealed that Ohio’s number of new cases grew by 17,065 during those two days, bringing the total to 399,908.

It is all but certain that the next update will take the state’s total over 400,000.

The total number of deaths now stands at 6,346, up 72 from Wednesday’s figure. More…

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All About Richland

Almost All Red Counties; One Turns Purple; 54 New Richland School Cases

20 Nov , 2020  

By 1812Blockhouse

Thursday afternoon each week brings the release of additional information about the COVID-19 pandemic in Ohio, particularly updates from the Ohio Public Health Advisory System and details about levels of the virus in public and private school settings.

The virus’ widespread nature statewide and locally is evidence in those statistics.

For the sixth week in a row, the number of counties at Level 3/Red grew and now stands at 72 — including Richland County (see below). Most of the counties at lower levels are in southeast Ohio, but those counties also include adjacent Huron County. More…

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All About Richland

Richland Remains Red; 34 New School Cases

13 Nov , 2020  

By 1812Blockhouse

The day after Governor DeWine shared news of new orders concerning masks and gatherings, and the potential for additional orders impacting bar, restaurants, and fitness centers, updates to the Ohio Public Health Advisory System were announced.

Richland County remains at Level Three/Red, with five indicators met — the same amount, and the same indicators, that were met last week. The two indicators not met each of the last two weeks involve hospital admissions and ICU bed occupancy.

Ohio was a “sea of red” on the new map. Two counties, Franklin and Tuscarawas, are on the verge of turning purple. Only one county, Noble County in southeast Ohio, is at the lowest, “Yellow” level. More…

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Schools

27 New COVID Cases In Richland County Schools This Week

6 Nov , 2020  

By 1812Blockhouse

Thursdays bring updates of the Ohio Public Advisory Health System and of the reporting of new and cumulative cases of COVID-19 in Ohio schools.

Richland County remained at Level Three/Red this week, one of 56 Ohio counties at that level. Locally, five of the seven indicators were triggered — the only two not met were new hospital admissions and ICU occupany.

Overall, the county had an increase of 359 cases in the last two weeks, resulting in a current case rate of 296.32 per 100,000 population — up over 100 cases in the last week alone (see Richland Public Health tweet below).

Among Richland County schools, some 27 students and staff were newly reported with COVID-19 cases. Below are district/schools that reported those cases (note that this does not include cumulative cases): More…

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Schools

Richland County Schools COVID-19 Report

4 Oct , 2020  

By 1812Blockhouse

Three new COVID-19 cases have been reported recently in Richland County schools, according to the State of Ohio’s School Reporting Dashboard.

The Dashboard reflects both new and also cumulative cases reported to schools by parents/guardians and staff. Schools are then required to report those cases to their assigned local health department which, in turns, reports the same to the Ohio Department of Health.

According to the Department of Health, “A report of COVID-19 should not be interpreted as an indicator that a school district or school isn’t following proper procedures—school cases can be a reflection of the overall situation in the broader community. Families and staff should always feel free to ask questions of the school district or school.” More…

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Schools

State Launches New School COVID Dashboard; 5 Cases Reported In Richland County

18 Sep , 2020  

By 1812Blockhouse

The Ohio Department of Health has launched a new tool to help parents, students, and staff assess conditions in the state’s schools related to the current COVID-19 pandemic.

The new report reflects both new and also cumulative cases reported to schools by parents/guardians and staff. Schools are then required to report those cases to their assigned local health department which, in turns, reports the same to the Ohio Department of Health.

According to the Department of Health, “A report of COVID-19 should not be interpreted as an indicator that a school district or school isn’t following proper procedures—school cases can be a reflection of the overall situation in the broader community. Families and staff should always feel free to ask questions of the school district or school.” More…

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Schools

Department Of Education Releases Abbreviated School Report Cards

17 Sep , 2020  

On Tuesday, the Ohio Department of Education released the 2020 Ohio School Report Cards.

This year’s report cards do not contain overall grades for any district or building, individual grades or ratings for given components or performance measures. The report cards also do not include any information about student performance on state tests, the academic growth of students during the school year and the extent to which achievement gaps are being addressed for students. This is in keeping with legislation passed as a result of the coronavirus pandemic that also canceled the administration of most state tests for the last portion of the 2019-2020 school year. More…

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