Posted September 14
Cases of COVID-19 continue to rise among children and Ohioans 19 and younger currently comprise a larger share of cases than any other age group in the state. More information about this situation can be found through the links below:
Ohio Capitol Journal: Ohio kids’ COVID-19 cases overtake other age groups
Local 12: Ohio children’s hospitals, Hamilton County Coroner sound alarm over kids getting COVID-19
In Wyoming City Schools, our students, families, and staff members are successfully following our COVID-19 protocols and we continue to see low case and quarantine rates when compared to other districts.
In addition to our ongoing benchmarking with school districts in the region, we learned last week that, based on information gathered by Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and the Ohio Department of Health, our average case and quarantine numbers are exemplary when compared to other reporting school districts. When data from the seven reporting districts is presented based on the average number of cases per week for a district our size (roughly 2,000 students), we see the following:
Reported an average of 2.5 positive cases per week and 4.7 quarantines per week
Fully-masking districts reported 5.96 cases per week and 18.9 quarantines per week
Mandated masking for K-6 reported 10.6 cases per week and 30.4 quarantines per week
One month into the school year, 12 cases of COVID-19 have been reported among Wyoming City Schools students and staff members. Through contact tracing those cases, 160 close contacts have been identified in our schools but only 25 of those close contacts have needed to quarantine due to universal masking and vaccination status. There continues to be no evidence of COVID-19 transmission in our buildings.
The health and well-being of the students and staff of Wyoming City Schools is our top priority.
We greatly appreciate the ongoing partnership and cooperation of all Wyoming stakeholder groups in keeping our students, staff and community healthy.