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ECSD  COVID-19  Dashboard 11-04-20
ECSD COVID-19 Dashboard 11-04-20
Darren Hanna
Wednesday, November 04, 2020

Emmetsburg Community School District 

COVID-19 Dashboard


During the COVID-19 Pandemic, ECSD strives each day to:

do everything possible to keep our students and staff safe and healthy and in school

do everything possible to allow our kids to continue to play and compete

Isolation/Quarantine Dates are established by Palo Alto Community Health

Close Contact =14 day Isolation from the date of the last contact.

Positive Test= 10 days from date of positive test.  

Students and Families that are in close contact or have a positive test result will be contacted directly by Palo Alto Community Health.  

In an attempt to better inform students, parents, staff, and our community, we will begin sharing the following metrics concerning virus activity within our school.  ECSD will share as much information as possible while protecting the privacy of those in our school that have been affected by this virus.  


PK-12 Active Cases

PK-12 Students/Staff who tested positive and currently in isolation. This number represents numbers as of the date listed above.Numbers are presented in a range of five (5) to protect individual privacy.


PK-12 Isolation 

Students/Staff in isolation/quarantine due to close contact with a positive individual (5 day average) Numbers are presented in a range of five (5) to protect individual privacy. This number represents numbers as of the date listed above.


Isolation/Quarantine Rate (924)

Students/Staff in isolation/quarantine due to positive tests/close contact with a positive individual as represented as a percentage of our total student population. This will be the percentage on the day listed above.  .


County Positivity Rate

Palo Alto County 14 Day average positive rate as of the date shown above and listed at COVID-19 in Iowa . This number can be very fluid, and the inclusion of this number on the dashboard is intended to represent a snapshot in


In a smaller school district like Emmetsburg, breaking down smaller groups such as building, grade levels or providing updates more frequently than once each week may make certain cases easily identifiable which may constitute a violation of FERPA (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act).  It is the District’s intent to update these numbers once each week and post this update to the District’s webpage.