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Six Richland County Schools Named Part Of Purple Star Class Of 2022

12 Apr , 2022  

By 1812Blockhouse; Ohio Department of Education

On Monday, when the Ohio Department of Education announced the 263 Ohio schools part of the list of new and renewed Purple Star designations for members of the Class of 2022, Richland County was well represented.

Six local schools were included in this year’s class.

As shared by the Department, “Purple Star schools show a significant commitment to serving students and families connected to the nation’s armed forces. Ninety-four Ohio schools received the esteemed award for the first time, and 169 schools earned a renewal after three years as dedicated Purple Star Schools.

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ODH Removes Contact Tracing At Schools; Richland School Case Numbers Remain High

27 Jan , 2022  

By 1812Blockhouse

At the same time that the Ohio Department of Health is adjusting contract tracing requirements for Ohio schools, Richland County schools are still managing with many dozens of student and staff cases.

In making their move, the Department cited the way in which the Omicron variant has impacted the ongoing pandemic. Infections arrive and then leave more quickly, and symptoms tend to be less severe.

The variant’s unpredictable nature suggests that it is more practical to consider COVID existing almost everywhere, it said.

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Good News For Once: COVID Numbers Fall For Richland Schools

17 Dec , 2021  

By 1812Blockhouse

This season has been an up and down one for COVID cases detected in and reported by Richland County school districts and buildings.

There’s some good news, however, in this last reporting date before some localities begin the winter break – after a week where reported cases quadrupled, this week they have fallen from a total of 251 to a total of 98.

The number of reporting locations also dropped this week, from 15 districts and buildings to 12.

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Richland Schools COVID Numbers Decrease From Last Month

27 Nov , 2021  

By 1812Blockhouse

While countywide COVID infection numbers continue to grow recently, the number of cases in Richland County schools and nursing facilities has decreased over the last month.

As reported by the Ohio Department of Health on Wednesday, the number of student and staff cases has seen a substantial decrease in the last six weeks. 

A total of 70 new COVID cases were identified last week in Richland County Schools — of those, 54 were new student cases and 16 were reported for school staff positions.

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Richland Schools, Long Term Care COVID Numbers Continue To Decline

8 Oct , 2021  

By 1812Blockhouse

From record highs, Richland County schools are now experiencing a rather sharp decline in reported infections of COVID-19 for children and staff.

When the Ohio Department of Health shared updated numbers on Thursday, Richland County districts and individual buildings reported a total of 125 infections in the last week in fourteen school settings. Two weeks ago, that number stood at over twice that amount. Then there were 15 districts or buildings, led by a reported 118 cases in Mansfield City Schools.

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Levels of Richland School, Congregate Care COVID Cases Decrease

1 Oct , 2021  

By 1812Blockhouse

The latest numbers for reported cases of COVID among Richland County schools were shared by the Ohio Department of Health on Thursday.

Those figures show a sizable decrease in case levels for both students and staff. In a similar fashion, the number of cases reported in the county’s long-term care facilities (nursing homes, assisted living centers) remained low.

As shared on Thursday, there were 173 positive COVID test results reported on September 30, as compared to 267 reported the previous week, and 279 earlier in the month. This overall figure included 149 students and 24 staff members in 16 districts or buildings — one more than the previous week.

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Number Of Infections Remains High In Richland Schools, Governor Talks About Schools And COVID

23 Sep , 2021  

By 1812Blockhouse

The number of positive COVID tests reported from Richland County school districts and buildings remained at a high level when numbers were announced on Thursday by the Ohio Department of Health.

Led by a reported 118 student cases at Mansfield City Schools, there were a total of 267 cases among students and staff. This number is a slight reduction from the 279 positive tests included in the total two weeks ago.

There were 15 districts or buildings included in the report, up 2 from the September 9 report. Those included:

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Richland County Schools Report A Doubling In COVID Infections

10 Sep , 2021  

By 1812Blockhouse

As the 2021-2022 school year progresses, it is clear that the precipitous rise in COVID infections in non-school settings is also taking place in Richland County’s educational facilities.

Numbers released by the Ohio Department of Health on Thursday show that the number of reported infections in the county’s school districts and buildings almost doubled in the last seven days. Last week’s numbered was more than twice that of the week before.

Last Thursday, in the second set of full results after the launch of school, there were a total of 141 reported cases during the previous week. These included 112 new student infections and 29 staff. These were found in 12 different school districts and buildings.

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COVID Cases Grow Quickly In Richland County Schools; Shelby Closes For Friday Classes

2 Sep , 2021  

By 1812Blockhouse

The rapid rise in COVID cases seen in the general population is now clearly reflected in infection rates for Richland County school districts and buildings, where total infections tripled in one week.

Last Thursday, in the first set of full results after the launch of school, there were a total of 43 reported cases during the previous week. These included 34 new student infections and 9 staff. These were found in seven different school districts and buildings.

This Thursday, September 2, that number of affected districts and buildings had grown to 12, and the total number of new infections stood at 141. This amount represents 112 students and 29 staff members.

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Richland County Schools Register 43 New COVID Cases

27 Aug , 2021  

By 1812Blockhouse

With the first full week of school finished for many Richland County schools, this Thursday was the first real opportunity to assess the level of COVID impacting local students and teachers.

As it turns out, there were new reported cases from seven public or private school districts/facilities.

All in all, 34 new student cases were reported as well as 9 instances of positive COVID results for staff — for a total of 43.

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Richland School Districts Building For The Future

12 Jul , 2021  

By 1812Blockhouse

At least three Richland County school districts are making substantial investments in the future of local education through projects to construct new buildings, renovate others, and build new athletic facilities.

Students in Shelby, Ontario, and Lexington will be benefiting from the changes over the coming years. Here are recent images from each project.

In Shelby, two such efforts are underway. The new Preschool through 8th grade building will house 1500 students and will combine current enrollments at Auburn and Dowds Elementaries, Little Whippets Preschool, and Shelby Middle School. More…

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Increase In Indicators Not Reflected In School, Long-Term Care Case Numbers

9 Apr , 2021  

By 1812Blockhouse

While there is a noticeable turnaround in the recent decline of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations, that change has not been reflected in numbers reported by Richland County schools and long-term care facilities over the same period.

The number of new weekly infections has increased by 40% in the last two weeks, and two of the Ohio Public Health Advisory System indicators have been triggered again — the number of emergency room visits and outpatient visits. It has been several weeks since the last time these particular measures have been met.

That shared, cases reported in Richland County schools, as well as in nursing homes and assisted living centers, have not increased in a corresponding manner. More…

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Latest School, Care Center, Vaccinations Numbers For Ohio, County

27 Mar , 2021  

By 1812Blockhouse

The Ohio Department of Health has released the most recent numbers related to COVID-19 cases in Ohio’s school and long-term care facilities, as well as for the pace of vaccinations.

Not surprisingly, the age group leading the charge of vaccination in Ohio are in the 70 to 74 age bracket; some 71.28% of Ohioans in that category have had at least one vaccination.

Here are the numbers for Ohio and Richland County: More…

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As School COVID Cases Decrease Statewide, Richland Numbers Remain Steady

27 Feb , 2021  

By 1812Blockhouse

Ohio is seeing a marked reduction in the number of new infections of COVID-19 being reported by the state’s schools.

At the same time, fueled in large part by an apparent cluster taking place among staff at Madison Schools, Richland County numbers are staying relatively constant.

The numbers shared on Thursday for infections across Ohio showed 847 new cases, which represents the smallest increase since October. This brings the total infection number for Ohio schools to 60,954. More…

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County Schools See Dramatic COVID-19 Drop; Lt. Gov. Visits Richland Public Health

19 Feb , 2021  

By 1812Blockhouse, Ohio Department of Health

Some rather dramatic statistics were shared today by the Ohio Department of Health relating to the incidence of COVID-19 in Richland County schools.

In this case, “dramatic” is a good thing, at least for almost all districts and schools reported no new infections during the last seven days.

The exception to that rule was Crestview Schools, which appears to have had a localized outbreak. Officials there reported that 24 students and 20 staff tested positive. In the entire rest of the county there were only five cases — one student in Mansfield City Schools, one student and two staff in Shelby Schools, and two students at Pioneer in Shelby. More…

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