Coronavirus: Clark, Champaign school cases declined during Thanksgiving break

Clark and Champaign County school coronavirus cases dropped by over 70 during Thanksgiving break. Here, Hayley Chaney, 10, holds her mom's hand as she gets a COVID-19 vaccine shot at the Rocking Horse Center last month. BILL LACKEY/STAFF

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Clark and Champaign County school coronavirus cases dropped by over 70 during Thanksgiving break. Here, Hayley Chaney, 10, holds her mom's hand as she gets a COVID-19 vaccine shot at the Rocking Horse Center last month. BILL LACKEY/STAFF

A breakdown of the area schools, districts that reported data to Ohio Department of Health’s dashboard.

School districts in Clark and Champaign counties reported a decrease in new coronavirus cases over the Thanksgiving break.

Eight Clark County school districts reported new cases of COVID-19, according to the Ohio Department of Health’s school district dashboard’s latest update. None was reported among Champaign county school districts.

In total, 25 student and staff cases were reported Thursday for the week of Nov. 22-28, which is when students were out of school for the Thanksgiving break. In comparison, 97 case were reported among school districts in both counties the previous week.

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The schools and school districts that reported student and staff cases are:

Clark-Shawnee: 1 student, 1 staff

Emmanuel Christian Academy: 1 student

Greenon: 4 students

Northeastern: 4 students, 1 staff

Northwestern: 1 student

Southeastern: 3 students

Springfield: 2 students

Tecumseh: 7 students

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Cases reported on the school dashboard lag one week, meaning those reported Thursday were from Nov. 15-21.

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 new and cumulative categories. The board is updated Thursdays.

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