NNPS Launches COVID-19 Dashboard

Posted: November 9, 2020

NNPS has launched an online dashboard to keep families, staff and the community informed about positive COVID-19 cases within Newport News Public Schools. The dashboard will provide the number of positive COVID cases by location each week, in addition to eastern region, Peninsula and Newport News transmission data from the Virginia Department of Health, which evaluates statistics for two weeks to identify reliable trends.

NNPS will implement its Return to Learn Plan based on the status of COVID-19 community transmission, positivity rates within Newport News Public Schools and the school division's ability to provide in-person instruction and other activities.

If regional or community health conditions enter the "Highest Risk" category at any time, NNPS in consultation with the Peninsula Health District will pause at the current Return to Learn implementation phase and delay any increased participation in in-person instruction. School operations will continue with an increased emphasis on safety measures, self-screening and cleaning.

The dashboard also contains information about how confirmed COVID cases are reported and managed in NNPS.