Coronavirus: State releases first report of active COVID-19 cases in schools

Coronavirus: State releases first report of active COVID-19 cases in schools
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COLUMBUS — The Ohio Department of Health released Thursday the first report detailing the number of active COVID-19 cases in schools.

The report is the result of an order signed by Gov. Mike DeWine earlier this month that requires parents or guardians and staff members to promptly report positive COVID-19 results to school administrators. The schools then report COVID-19 cases to local health departments which then goes to the state.

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DeWine said the report gives “parents and caregivers information to make decisions about their child’s education and social interactions.”

The majority of schools and districts in the Miami Valley reported no positive cases among staff or students, according to the state dashboard.

  • Mason City Schools in Warren County reported 11 students with active cases
  • Beavercreek City Schools five students
  • Hamilton City Schools in Butler County reported four student and three staff members with cases
  • Greenville City Schools in Darke County reported three students and one staff member with cases
  • Springboro Schools in Warren County reported two students and two staff members with active cases.

The entire report can be viewed on the state’s coronavirus website found here.