Confirmed Positive COVID-19 Case Dashboard

  • The district maintains dual resources for our school community to monitor positive COVID-19 cases within our schools and among our school populations. These include the Confirmed Positive COVID-19 Case Dashboard and the district’s Cumulative COVID-19 Case List (which has been in place since the start of the school year). 


    The Central Bucks School District is committed to in-person instruction, and submitted a signed attestation that provides for the authority to continue to offer in-person instructional modes so long as the district commits to taking certain actions, as defined by the commonwealth, to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 among our in-person students and/or employees.

    In order to continue to offer in-person instruction, the district must commit to the three C’s: 

    • CASE INVESTIGATION
    • CONTACT TRACING (performed by the Bucks County Health Department)
    • CLEANING/DISINFECTING

    The district has developed the attached infographic to better explain this process. 


    Current Level of Transmission in Bucks County - Substantial

    The Bucks County Health Department (BCHD) conducts all contact tracing, and has assigned a priority to investigations that are associated with confirmed positive cases within schools. 

  • CASE STATUS BY SCHOOL

    THIS CHART UPDATED DAILY AT 4 P.M. Numbers listed below represent cases, by school, for which cleaning and disinfecting, case investigation, or contact tracing (conducted by the Bucks County Health Department) is not yet complete. Once complete, the school’s case count total resets to 0. We remain hopeful that our schools can remain open for in-person instruction, or if a closure is necessary, we will reopen quickly. 

    Cases are monitored over a 14-day "rolling" time period. While cases are "cleared" from the actionable case count after the three Cs are complete, the 14-day rolling total is included below so that families may monitor the number of "contagious while in school" cases reported over the past 14 calendar days. Please note - families should monitor the actionable case count (the numbers in RED) to anticipate the necessity to close a school.

    • This case count DOES NOT include positive cases among those who are engaged in the all-virtual program (unless the student participates in-person for athletics or activities).
    • This case count DOES NOT include positive cases among individuals who did not participate in any in-person instruction or school sponsored activities or athletics on or after their onset date.
    • A full building all inclusive cleaning and disinfecting (AICD) is scheduled as a preventative measure in schools when case counts begin to approach the thresholds identified by the Pennsylvania Department of Education for school closure. The date on which this was most recently performed is noted on the chart below. (*See note below regarding regular cleaning.) Please note: AICD is a process that is performed according to the guidelines set forth by the attestation in order to fulfill the commonwealth's requirements for in-person instruction, however, the Facilities & Energy Management Operations Department (FEMO) conducts daily cleaning and disinfection of all district buildings according to CDC approved guidelines. This process includes regular daily cleaning/disinfection of all high touch surfaces (water fillers, door handles/knobs, faucet/toilet handles, railings, etc.) twice daily using an EPA approved cleaning/disinfection process. Buses are disinfected through the use of electrostatic sprayers with Vital Oxide. Vital Oxide will also be run through heater vents on all vehicles.  All “high touch” surfaces in buses will be cleaned twice daily with sanitizing wipes. Classrooms, buses, and other areas identified as being utilized by a confirmed positive individual are subjected to this process following the case investigation process. 
    • Once the three "Cs" (Case Investigation | Contact Tracing | Cleaning and Disinfecting) are completed for each case, the school’s current actionable case count number listed below will reset to 0. Any actions that remain for individual cases listed are indicated below. This "reset" confirms that the district has met the requirements established by the attestation. Committing to this process fulfills CBSD's committment to meet the commonwealth's requirements for in-person instruction. District administration carefully monitors each individual case, and the number of positive cases within each school. 
    • All previous cases may be monitored on the cumulative case page

    Full Building AICD = All Inclusive Cleaning and Disinfection

    Elementary Schools

    School

    Actionable Case Count

    Most Recent Full Building AICD*

    "Three C" Action(s) Remaining

    14-day Rolling Total*

    Barclay

     1

     1/30

    Full Building AICD

     1

    Bridge Valley

     2

     3/17

    Full Building AICD

     2

    Buckingham

     0

     2/3

     

     0

    Butler

     2

     3/27

    Contact Tracing (1)
    Full Building AICD

     2

    Cold Spring

     1

     3/27

    Contact Tracing (1)
    Full Building AICD

     1

    Doyle

     1

     3/30

    Full Building AICD

     1

    Gayman

     0

     3/30

     

     0

    Groveland

     1

     4/6

    Contact Tracing (1)

     1

    Jamison

     2

     2/12

    Full Building AICD

     2

    Kutz

     2

     1/26

    Full Building AICD

     2

    Linden

     1

     3/11

    Contact Tracing (1)
    Full Building AICD

     1

    Mill Creek

     0

     4/7

     

     1

    Pine Run

     0

     4/7

     

     0

    Titus

     1

     3/27

    Full Building AICD

     1

    Warwick

     0

     3/27

     

     0


    Middle Schools

    School

    Actionable Case Count

    Most Recent Full Building AICD*

    Three C Action(s) Remaining

    14-Day Rolling Total*

    Holicong

     0

     3/24

     

     0

    Lenape

     4

     4/15

    Contact Tracing (4)

     6

    Tamanend

     3

     3/30

    Contact Tracing (1)
    Full Building AICD

     3

    Tohickon

     4

     3/17

    Full Building AICD

     4

    Unami

     2

     4/19

    Contact Tracing (2)

     7


    High Schools

    School

    Actionable Case Count

    Most Recent Full Building AICD*

    Three C Action(s) Remaining

    14-day Rolling Total*

    CB East

     5

     4/19

    Contact Tracing (5)

     9

    CB South

     1

     4/20

    Contact Tracing (1)

     7

    CB West

     4

     3/28

    Contact Tracing (1)
    Full Building AICD

     4

    *Cases are monitored over a 14-day "rolling" time period. While cases are "cleared" from the actionable case count after the three Cs are complete, the 14-day rolling total is included above so that families may monitor the number of "contagious while in school" cases reported over the past 14 calendar days. Please note - families should monitor the actionable case count (the numbers in RED) to anticipate the necessity to close a school.

  • Pennsylvania department of Education Requirements

    The commonwealth’s process establishes confirmed positive case thresholds that trigger actions designed to mitigate the spread within a school. Thresholds depend on the size of a school's population, and suggested responses are outlined here: PDE Recommendations for Pre-K-12 Schools Following Identification of a Case(s) of COVID-19 (Learn more on the PDE website.) 

    Per PDE, "If case investigations, contact tracing, and cleaning and disinfecting can be accomplished in a faster time frame, the length of closure time may be shortened." The commonwealth requires that the district monitor only those cases where the individual was in-person or otherwise engaged in school activities or athletics two days before symptom onset or positive test. Symptom onset is defined as the date on which COVID-19 symptoms began. 


    CBSD SCHOOL BUILDING SIZES

    <500 Students

    Buckingham | Cold Spring | Doyle | Gayman | Kutz | Linden | Pine Run

    500-900 Students

    Barclay | Bridge Valley | Butler | Groveland | Jamison | Mill Creek | Titus | Warwick | Lenape | Tamanend | Tohickon | Unami

    >900 Students

    Holicong | CB East | CB South | CB West


    By order of the Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Health, public PreK-12 school entities in counties where substantial spread is present must attest to complying to these requirements in order to continue offering any in-person instruction. CBSD Attestation

  • Definitions

    Actionable Case Count - Confirmed positive cases that are included within the 14-day rolling total (as defined below) for which one of the three "Cs" remain - case investigation, contact tracing, and/or cleaning and disinfection.

    Confirmed Positive Case - A case that is confirmed positive through a COVID-19 test.

    Onset Date - Symptom onset is defined as the date on which COVID-19 symptoms began. 

    14-Day Rolling Total - Confirmed positive cases reported within the most recent 14 calendar days are included in the school's 14-day rolling total.

    • Only those cases where the individual was in-person or otherwise engaged in school activities or athletics two days before symptom onset or positive test are included.
    • Positive cases among those who are engaged in the all-virtual program (unless the student participates in-person for athletics or activities) are NOT INCLUDED.
    • Positive cases among individuals who did not participate in any in-person instruction or school sponsored activities or athletics on or after their onset date are NOT INCLUDED

    Case Investigation - Central Bucks staff will research close personal contacts (individuals who have come within 6 feet of a confirmed positive case for a time period greater than or equal to 15 minutes) during the time when students or employees are in school, on district transportation, or otherwise engaged in school sponsored athletics or activities. This information, along with the confirmed positive case information, is promptly reported to the BCHD. 

    Contact Tracing - Contact tracing is performed by the BCHD. For more information on contact tracing, please visit the Pennsylvania Department of Health website.

    *Regular AICD (All Inclusive Cleaning and Disinfecting) - The Facilities & Energy Management Operations Department (FEMO) is responsible for the daily cleaning and disinfection of all district buildings according to CDC approved guidelines. This process includes daily cleaning/disinfection of all high touch surfaces (water fillers, door handles/knobs, faucet/toilet handles, railings, etc.) twice daily using an EPA approved cleaning/disinfection process. Buses are disinfected through the use of electrostatic sprayers with Vital Oxide. Vital Oxide will also be run through heater vents on all vehicles.  All “high touch” surfaces in buses will be cleaned twice daily with sanitizing wipes. All-inclusive cleaning and disinfecting is scheduled as a preventative measure in schools were a number of new cases occur. The date on which the most recent all-inclusive cleaning occurred is listed on the chart at right.

    Classrooms, buses, and other areas identified as being utilized by a confirmed positive individual are subjected to this process following the case investigation process. 


    CONSIDERING THE NEED TO CLOSE A CLASSROOM OR SCHOOL(S) - In the event that it becomes necessary to migrate a classroom or school to all-virtual learning for any length of time, clear communication will be conveyed by the building principal or superintendent of schools via the district's Blackboard messaging system. District staff have been directed to prepare for closure at a moment's notice as part of the 2020-21 Return to School planning efforts conducted in the summer of 2020.

    Several factors may prompt the superintendent to consider a need to close a classroom, school, or number of schools. In an abundance of caution, when in-school spread cannot be ruled out, the superintendent may elect to migrate a classroom or series of classrooms to remote learning for a period of time in order to monitor and mitigate the spread of COVID-19. We realize this will present a hardship and challenge for families who must manage child-care and other matters. For that reason, we will do all that we can to help families anticipate, wherever possible, a potential closure within their school. The district’s efforts are always rooted in recommendations from federal, state, and local authorities, with the best interest of the district’s students, employees, and wider community firmly in mind.


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