The district moved to virtual learning for Northeastern Middle and High School and Northridge Elementary School students for two days last week due to the increase in positive cases and quarantines.
“In our first week of reporting numbers on our COVID-19 dashboard, we had 4.39% of the student body across the district in quarantine. We had 7.79% of our whole student body in quarantine in our second week of reporting numbers. As of today (Sept. 10), we have 13.96% of our student body in quarantine. With those numbers continuing to rise across the district today, it is clear that we are not accomplishing our goal of keeping students learning in person,” Kronour said.
Springfield City Schools, Tecumseh Local Schools and Global Impact STEM Academy are the only other local schools to require masks. Clark-Shawnee implemented a temporary masking requirement through Sept. 17 and closed schools for two days two weeks ago. Last week, Tecumseh moved all middle and high school students to virtual learning through Sept. 17 and will require masks through Oct. 1.
Clark County had 17,003 coronavirus cases and 320 deaths as of Monday afternoon, according to the Ohio Department of Health. Champaign County had 4,195 cases and 63 deaths.
As of Monday, 63,484 vaccination shots have been given in Clark County, according to ODH. Just over 47% of the county’s total population has received at least one shot and just over 44% have been fully vaccinated.
In Champaign County, 15,392 vaccination shots have been given. Over 39% of the county’s total population has received at least one shot and almost 37% has been fully vaccinated.
COVID-19 cases, quarantines in schools in Clark and Champaign counties
Clark-Shawnee: 39 positive, 61 quarantined
GISA: 11 positive, 13 quarantined
Mechanicsburg: 22 cumulative
Northeastern: 79 positive, 419 quarantined
Northwestern: 5 positive, 33 quarantined
Southeastern: 13 positive, 10 quarantined
Springfield: 49 positive, 412 quarantined
Tecumseh: 37 positive, 95 quarantined
Triad: zero positive
Source: Clark and Champaign counties’ school COVID-19 dashboards for week of Sept. 6-10, 2021.