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RCPS launches COVID-19 dashboard

In an effort to keep parents, students and staff more informed about confirmed positive COVID-19 cases in school facilities, Roanoke County Public Schools has launched a new COVID-19 dashboard at www.rcps.us/coviddashboard.  The dashboard reports confirmed positive COVID-19 cases by school over a one-week period as well as the total number of district-wide confirmed positive cases reported each day.

“We wanted to be as transparent as we can be so that our parents, staff and students are informed about Coronavirus in our schools,” said Dr. Rhonda Stegall, executive director of administration for Roanoke County Public Schools.  “We are thankful that, so far, we have not experienced any outbreaks in our schools and we’re working hard to keep it that way,” Dr. Stegall said.

“We also want to remind parents, students, staff and our entire community of the need to remain vigilant in preventing the spread of COVID-19,” Dr. Stegall noted.  “Anytime, people are outside their homes, we encourage everyone to maintain six-foot physical distancing, whenever possible, and to wear masks and wash their hands.  Also, people should please stay home if they are sick or experiencing COVID symptoms.  This is the only way we’re going to help prevent the Coronavirus from entering our schools and potentially impacting instruction,” Dr. Stegall added.