This dashboard is designed to keep the Lakeside Community updated with the most recent and accurate information relating to the impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) in our schools.
The dashboard shows positive cases of students and staff who have been physically present in Lakeside schools over a rolling 10-day period. This information will be updated daily or as the Program Directors receive information regarding a positive case. Information received after 4 p.m. or on a weekend/holiday may be documented on the next school day.
How does this impact decisions regarding school closures?
The number of positive cases in a school is not the only factor used in determining whether a school stays open or returns to all-virtual learning. Lakeside analyzes a variety of different factors (such as size of school, type of instruction, and transmission in school) and then consults with the Montgomery County Office of Public Health to determine whether a school stays open for in-person learning or shifts to remote learning for a period of time. Lakeside will communicate any school building closure information directly with each school community as needed.
Who is included in the numbers?
The COVID-19 Dashboard includes students and staff who have attended school in-person at least once in the past ten days and have tested positive for COVID-19. Cases are reported to the Lakeside by the individual or the Montgomery County Office of Public Health.
Inclusion in the dashboard does not mean that an individual contracted COVID-19 at a Lakeside building or event.
Lakeside Program Directors work cooperatively with Montgomery County Office of Public Health (MCOPH) to provide notification and contact tracing to affected individuals. If you do not hear directly from a Lakeside or MCOPH, it is because you are not considered at risk due to these cases. To ensure patient privacy, Lakeside will not provide any further information regarding affected individuals.
Students and staff are encouraged to follow safety protocols such as maintaining six-foot social distancing (3 feet for students when 6 feet is not possible), wearing a mask, washing hands, and avoiding large crowds both inside and outside of school to help mitigate the spread of the virus.
Anyone concerned about symptoms of or exposure to COVID-19 should contact their health care provider or your county office of public health.