COVID Reporting

COVID Reporting

Report Covid Information Ready to return to school

Use this button if you’re a parent or NISD employee who needs to report one of the following:

  • A test-confirmed case of COVID-19
  • Being in close contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID
  • A student or employee is experiencing COVID-19 symptoms

Use this button if you’re a parent or NISD employee who is ready to return to school because you’ve:

  • Completed isolation.
  • Completed quarantine.
  • Recovered from COVID-19.


COVID Dashboard

 

Dashboard Q & A

Q: How do I use the COVID Dashboard?
A: Watch this video for a quick tutorial.

Q: How do I view data specific to my campus?
A: Click on the campus name below the chart or click in the checkbox in the list of school names. 
 
Q: I received a Tier 1 letter from my school but the dashboard doesn’t show any active cases. Why is this?

A: There may be times that a school community receives a Tier 1 notification letter, but a positive case isn’t shown on the dashboard itself. This is because a person who tested positive was on a local campus — so we felt it was important to notify all families — but the individual with a test-confirmed case isn’t assigned to that school as an employee or student. For example, if a contracted service provider or an employee who travels to multiple campuses as part of their job tests positive, everyone on the campus would receive a Tier 1 letter, but they would only be reported (shown on the dashboard) at the employee’s permanent work location.

Q: My campus shows an active case, but I haven’t received a Tier 1 letter. Why is this?
A: We have received notification about some individuals who have tested positive for COVID, but they haven’t been on our campus since March. This could be because the individual is an enrolled student who is learning remotely (but still considered a student, so we are required to report their case), or the individual is an enrolled student or employee who hasn’t returned for In-Person Learning yet because they knew they were positive before Sept. 14.

Q: What dates are represented on this dashboard?
A: The dashboard reflects active test-confirmed cases and recovered cases beginning on Monday, Sept. 14. If an individual had COVID-19 in July and was recovered in August, they are not reflected on this dashboard. 

Q: How often is the dashboard updated?
A: The dashboard will be updated at 6 p.m. each day. 


COVID Notifications


Notification of a Test-Confirmed Case

Consistent with school notification requirements for other communicable diseases, and consistent with legal confidentiality requirements, NISD will notify all teachers, staff, and families of all students in a school if a test-confirmed COVID-19 case is identified among students, teachers or staff who participate in any on-campus activities. NISD will have a 3-tiered notification process as outlined below:

    Tier 1 - Upon confirmation of a test-confirmed COVID-19 case, communication will be sent out to all teachers, staff, and families of students who are assigned to that specific campus. This includes families of students who have elected Remote Learning in addition to those who are attending In-Person learning. A copy of the Tier 1 notification letter can be found here.

    Tier 2 - Upon confirmation of a test-confirmed COVID-19 case, communication will be sent out to all teachers, staff, and families of students, who are enrolled in any class or activity with the individual who has the test-confirmed COVID-19 case. Teachers, staff and students sharing a room with the test-confirmed may meet the definition of having close contact with the case. Those receiving this letter will be required to monitor themselves and if they begin to have any COVID-19 symptoms, they will need to quarantine and contact their campus. A copy of the Tier 2 notification letter can be found here.

    Tier 3 - Upon confirmation of a test-confirmed COVID-19 case, the Campus COVID Contact will begin an investigation. If the results of this investigation provide that close contact was confirmed with any teachers, staff, or students, those specific individuals will receive communication requiring them to quarantine. A copy of the Tier 3 notification letter can be found here.


    Close Contact Defined

    • Close contact is defined as:  
      • (a) Being directly exposed to infectious secretions. (e.g., being coughed on)
        Or
      • (b) Being within 6 feet for a largely uninterrupted or sustained extended contact period throughout the course of a day of approximately 15 minutes; however, additional factors like case/contact masking (i.e., both the infectious individual and the potential close contact have been consistently and properly masked), ventilation, presence of dividers, and case symptomatology may affect this determination.
    • Either (a) or (b) defines close contact if it occurred during the infectious period of the case,defined as two days prior to symptom onset to 10 days after symptom onset. In the case of asymptomatic individuals who are test-confirmed with COVID-19, the infectious period is defined as two-days prior to the confirming lab test and continuing for 10 days following the confirming lab test.
    • People who have tested positive for COVID-19 do not need to quarantine or get tested again for up to 3 months as long as they do not develop symptoms again.