Life in Delaware County

State Rolling Out School Vaccination Plan; Teachers Union Has Concern

10 Jan , 2021  

By Susan Tebben, Ohio Capital Journal

Gov. Mike DeWine explained more of the planned roll-out of COVID-19 vaccinations for schools on Thursday, and a state teachers union said the criteria involved has members concerned.

DeWine said the plan as of now is to start vaccinating school personnel in the first week of February, with a goal for schools who receive vaccinations to return to in-person instruction by March 1.

“The sole rationale of vaccinating teachers and others in schools is to open up schools,” DeWine said on Thursday. More…

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Life in Delaware County

Delaware County Sees Red Again; School COVID-19 Cases Decrease Substantially

8 Jan , 2021  

By 1808Delaware

When the Ohio Public Health Advisory System was updated on Thursday afternoon, Delaware County found itself in a very familiar place.

A place, in fact, which is occupied by 83 other counties in Ohio.

Meeting only two indicators, that being that of new COVID-19 cases per capita and the seven day average of new cases, the county was at “Red” or “Level Three” for another week. There have been 1,718 new cases in the preceding two weeks, representing a total of 821.31 cases per 100,000 population. More…

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Life in Delaware County

Delaware County Remains Red; School COVID Case Numbers Remain High

25 Dec , 2020  

By 1808Delaware

Delaware County remained at Level 3, or “Red,” under the Ohio Public Health Advisory System.

There was also good news in that only two indicators were met this week, as opposed to five the previous Thursday. The numbers suggested at least a leveling of if nor a slight turnaround in the current wave of cases.

Most Ohio counties, including all of Delaware County’s contiguous counties, remained at the “Red” Level this week. More…

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Schools

Total COVID Deaths In County Now Exceed 50; Delaware County Schools See Case Leap

19 Dec , 2020  

By 1808Delaware

Difficult news was shared on Friday by the Delaware General Health District when it reported that four additional individuals have died in a manner related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

This places the county’s toll at 53.

“We send our heartfelt condolences to all the families during this very difficult time, the District shared in a tweet which included an updated look at current local pandemic numbers (see below).

This week has also seen a continuing increase in the number of positive COVID-19 results for students and staff members in Delaware County Schools. A total of 122 were reported this week, surpassing the high set three weeks ago. More…

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Schools

Delaware County Schools See Doubling Of Reported COVID-19 Cases

11 Dec , 2020  

By 1808Delaware

Thursday’s statistics release from the Ohio Department of Health revealed an unfortunate trend for Delaware County schools and school districts.

The reported new cases of COVID-19 among students and staff in the last week more than doubled over the previous week’s increase.

A week ago Thursday, 40 new cases were announced, down from 105 the week before. This week, the number of new cases stands at 97, almost reaching the high from two weeks ago.

The following schools and districts reported new cases: More…

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Schools

Delaware County Schools See Sizable Decrease In Reported COVID-19 Cases

4 Dec , 2020  

By 1808Delaware

Thursday’s release of information from the Ohio Department of Health included the weekly look at reported statistics from Ohio’s public and private schools.

For Delaware County, these numbers saw a rather dramatic decrease from 105 new cases reported on November 28 to 40 this week

These 40 cases involve 28 students and 12 staff members. It is unknown how the return of remote learning with some county schools impacted these numbers. 

The following schools reported cases this week: More…

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Life in Delaware County, Schools

Ohio Announces Two Days Of COVID Numbers; Delaware Schools Report 105 More Cases

28 Nov , 2020  

By 1808Delaware

With the Thanksgiving holiday providing a one-day respite on reporting of COVID-19 cases, the Ohio Department of Health shared new statistics that covered both Thursday and Friday.

That two day total revealed that Ohio’s number of new cases grew by 17,065 during those two days, bringing the total to 399,908.

It is all but certain that the next update will take the state’s total over 400,000.

The total number of deaths now stands at 6,346, up 72 from Wednesday’s figure. More…

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Life in Delaware County

Almost All Red Counties; One Turns Purple; 71 New Delaware County School Cases

20 Nov , 2020  

By 1808Delaware

Thursday afternoon each week brings the release of additional information about the COVID-19 pandemic in Ohio, particularly updates from the Ohio Public Health Advisory System and details about levels of the virus in public and private school settings.

The virus’ widespread nature statewide and locally is evidence in those statistics.

For the sixth week in a row, the number of counties at Level 3/Red grew and now stands at 72 — including Delaware County (see below). Most of the counties at lower levels are in southeast Ohio. More…

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Life in Delaware County

Delaware County Turns Red; 48 New School Cases Reported

13 Nov , 2020  

By 1808Delaware

The day after Governor DeWine shared news of new orders concerning masks and gatherings, and the potential for additional orders impacting bar, restaurants, and fitness centers, updates to the Ohio Public Health Advisory System were announced.

Delaware County saw its level raised from Level 2/Yellow to Level 3/Red, reflecting the triggering of more indicators related to COVID-19 levels. In specific, went from three indicators met on November 5 to five indicators met on Thursday

The two new indicators triggered include the average increase in new cases and visits to local emergency departments. More…

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Life in Delaware County

Delaware County Schools COVID-19 Report

4 Oct , 2020  

By 1808Delaware

16 new COVID-19 cases have been reported recently in Delaware County schools, according to the State of Ohio’s School Reporting Dashboard.

The Dashboard reflects both new and also cumulative cases reported to schools by parents/guardians and staff. Schools are then required to report those cases to their assigned local health department which, in turns, reports the same to the Ohio Department of Health.

According to the Department of Health, “A report of COVID-19 should not be interpreted as an indicator that a school district or school isn’t following proper procedures—school cases can be a reflection of the overall situation in the broader community. Families and staff should always feel free to ask questions of the school district or school.” More…

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Schools

Delaware County Schools See Increase In Reported COVID Cases

26 Sep , 2020  

By 1808Delaware

The Ohio Department of Health’s new tool to help parents, students, and staff assess conditions in the state’s schools related to the current COVID-19 pandemic has registered 37 new student cases and six new staff cases in the last week in Delaware County School Districts and schools.

The report reflects both new and also cumulative cases reported to schools by parents/guardians and staff. Schools are then required to report those cases to their assigned local health department which, in turns, reports the same to the Ohio Department of Health. More…

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Schools

State Launches New School COVID Dashboard; 19 Cases Reported In Delaware County

18 Sep , 2020  

By 1808Delaware

The Ohio Department of Health has launched a new tool to help parents, students, and staff assess conditions in the state’s schools related to the current COVID-19 pandemic.

The new report reflects both new and also cumulative cases reported to schools by parents/guardians and staff. Schools are then required to report those cases to their assigned local health department which, in turns, reports the same to the Ohio Department of Health.

According to the Department of Health, “A report of COVID-19 should not be interpreted as an indicator that a school district or school isn’t following proper procedures—school cases can be a reflection of the overall situation in the broader community. Families and staff should always feel free to ask questions of the school district or school.” More…

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