The dashboard is the result of an ODH order requiring schools to report cases to their health department within 24 hours of learning of them. Gov. Mike DeWine unveiled the dashboard on Sept. 17.
The dashboard tracks cases of COVID-19 in all public and private K-12 schools across the state. Data displayed on the board includes all student and staff cases broken into two categories: new and cumulative. The board is updated each Thursday.
On Thursday, Gov. Mike DeWine said a high school football team in the state had 13 players test positive for COVID-19. He used the team as an example of how the virus is spreading in communities. He did not say which high school had the outbreak.
“The spread mainly happened at informal gatherings, not regular team functions,” DeWine said. “I’m not saying there is no spread in workplaces, schools, bars, etc. What I am saying is that a big part of the spread, according to those dealing with it every day, is coming from informal gatherings.”
Clark County had 2,821 cases, 84 deaths and four probable deaths of the coronavirus as of Friday afternoon, according to ODH. Champaign County had 459 cases, three deaths and one probable death.