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NEw Dashboard Design

NEw Dashboard Design

As of January 24, 2022, we have taken some significant steps to improve the WUSD COVID-19 Dashboard ensuring our community receives updates about current and historical numbers of verified COVID-19 student and staff positive cases and exposures.
 
Where does this data come from? The information shown is collected and reported by WUSD staff and may differ slightly from County and State Department of Health reports. All students and staff are asked to report if they experience COVID-19 symptoms or if they are exposed to someone who tests positive or receives a positive test result.
 
What is a confirmed case? Confirmed cases are individuals with a positive test. Cases reported may be a combination of in-person, virtual academy, independent study, and non-school locations.
 
How often is the dashboard updated? The dashboard is updated weekly on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays by 5:00 PM. Data collected for Tuesdays, Thursdays, and weekends are included on the dashboard during the very next update.

Where do I find my school's data? At the bottom of the dashboard is a series of hyperlinked tabs titled by date (ie. "Jan 24" or "Jan 21"). Select the date for the data collection period you are searching for and a list of schools will appear showing the data collected for that period. 
 
Where do I find historical data? At the bottom of the dashboard are hyperlinked tabs titled "Aug-Dec 2021" and "Jan-July 2022." Select the range you are searching and a list of collection dates and data will appear for that range. 
 
Why is there no data for the collection period I'm searching for? Please note that sometimes staff may be managing other urgent matters at a school site or in our offices and data may not be logged by the scheduled time. These updates will likely appear later in the evening or the following morning. If this happens, please check back at a later time and remember to refresh your internet browser when returning.
New Group tracing Method

New Group tracing Method

Beginning Tuesday, January 25th, WUSD broadened its contact tracing efforts from individual tracing to group tracing. As such, notifications will now be sent to all who share a classroom or indoor space with a confirmed positive case instead of making individual calls. Learn more. 
 
This change also affects the way exposures are reported on the Dashboard, therefore, "exposures" will no longer be tallied. 

GUIDANCE ON ISOLATION AND QUARANTINE PERIOD

GUIDANCE ON ISOLATION AND QUARANTINE PERIOD

On January 4, 2022, following recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), Yolo County has revised its local health orders to align with shortened COVID-19 isolation (PDF) and quarantine (PDF) periods, reducing the duration of isolation and quarantine to 5 days instead of the earlier 10 for most individuals. The shortened isolation and quarantine periods are based on scientific studies that show most transmission of the virus that causes COVID-19 occurs early in the course of illness, generally in the 1-2 days before the onset of symptoms and the 2-3 days after.
 
Isolation for individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19 can now end after 5 days, but only if the person has no symptoms or symptoms are improving, tests negative on day 5 or later, and wears a mask that fits and filters well over their mouth and nose when around others indoors until day 10. Because PCR tests can result in a positive test for a month or longer after infection, tests to end isolation need to be antigen tests. Yolo County has started planning to make free home antigen tests available to those testing positive.
 
Quarantine for individuals who have been exposed to someone with COVID-19 can now end after five days with a negative test on day 5 or later if the individual wears a mask that fits and filters well over their mouth and nose when around others indoors until day 10. The test to end quarantine can be either an antigen test or a PCR test. Individuals who have tested positive in the previous 90 days are no longer exempt from quarantine after close contact with someone with COVID-19, nor are individuals who are eligible for a booster dose but have not yet received their booster.
 
As part of the new guidance, home antigen test results will now be accepted as proof of either a negative or positive test, although some workplaces or schools can and may have stricter requirements. At a minimum, an individual should document their home test result with a photo of the test result, the individual’s name, and the date and time of collection. Individuals testing positive with a home test should report their test results to their healthcare provider or call Yolo County Public Health at 1-833-YOLOCOV (965-6268). An online reporting platform is under development as home tests become more common.
 
Isolation and quarantine periods for health care workers are different from those of the general public. Depending on vaccination status and whether critical staffing shortages are occurring, health care worker isolation and quarantine range from 0 to 10 days.