LAKE RONKONKOMA, NY (OnSachem.com / OnTownMedia.com) — Each school building in the Sachem Central School District will be included in a real-time COVID-19 infection and testing tracker run by New York State.
Governor Andrew Cuomo announced on Tuesday the launch of "The COVID-19 Report Card," an online dashboard which tracks real-time COVID-19 infections and testing operations of every New York school and school district.
"The Governor acted by Executive Order directing schools, local health departments, labs and all testing sites properly collect and report COVID-19 testing data for students and staff at each school in New York State, ensuring this information can be accurately presented on the online COVID-19 Report Card," according to Cuomo's office.
As schools reopen and districts, local health departments, and labs begin reporting this data to the NYS Dept. of Health, the COVID-19 Report Card will be live at https://schoolcovidreportcard.health.ny.gov.
"Facts empower people to make informed decisions for the health and safety of themselves and their families," Cuomo said. "The COVID-19 Report Card will give parents, faculty and students the most up-to-date information on the status of their school and their school district's testing and results. I urge our school communities to stay vigilant and be smart."
The COVID-19 Report Card will provide parents, teachers, students, and all New Yorkers with comprehensive data updated daily, including:
- Positive infections listed by date, students, staff, school, and school district
- Whether school/district (and student and staff) are remote, in-person, or hybrid
- Number of students and staff on-site
- Percentage of on-site students and staff who test positive
- Number of tests administered by the school, test type, lab used, and lag time
- Date of last submission/update
According to Cuomo's office, the dashboard features a user-friendly design to make it easy for parents, teachers, students, and all New Yorkers to access the data in one central location. Visitors to the website can type in their home address to identify their school district, select their specific school, and find all reported positives, a breakdown of testing and results for students and teachers, and the current enrollment. The dashboard will feature 7-day trend charts so visitors can track results over time.