COVID-19 Data in Lindbergh Schools
The Lindbergh Schools administrative team monitors St. Louis County data, including the number of new COVID-19 cases per 100,000 individuals, transmission rate, and positivity rate, on a daily basis. In addition, we are consulting frequently with medical professionals and St. Louis County Department of Public Health leadership. We will continue to monitor local data and adjust our phases as often as necessary as we seek to make decisions in the best interest of our students, staff and community. For a breakdown of COVID-19 data, visit the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services website.
The dashboard below is designed to share a weekly snapshot of COVID-19 statistics in our district. These numbers reflect cumulative totals from the week, which are added to the dashboard and reported to the St. Louis County Department of Public Health the following Wednesday. This allows for a more detailed breakdown of data, including positive cases with and without contacts at school, as well as full and modified quarantine numbers for in-school and out-of-school exposure. For reference, our district has more than 1,000 employees and 7,000 students.
If a student or staff member in a school building tests positive for COVID-19, district administration will work directly with the St. Louis County Department of Public Health to begin the contact tracing process and communicate directly with anyone who had direct contact with the individual who tested positive.
During a modified quarantine, your student may:
- Continue to attend in-person classroom learning as long as they are asymptomatic;
- Ride the bus to and from school (although driving your student is preferable to reduce possible exposure on the bus); and
- Attend academic interventions or special services while at school.
Outside of classroom activity, your student must follow standard quarantine procedures and remain at home. We recommend minimizing your student's interaction with other family members and wearing a mask inside the home if possible. We also recommend obtaining a COVID-19 test 3-5 days after exposure or upon developing any symptoms. If your student starts experiencing symptoms, please inform your school nurse so additional contact tracing can be done. As long as your student remains asymptomatic and has not had a positive COVID-19 test, household members do not need to quarantine.
Modified quarantine does not apply to non-classroom or academic activities, including all school-based and non-school-based sports, and any extracurricular activities. Certain classes, such as band and choir, are also prohibited. While in the classroom, your student must wear a mask properly at all times, except while eating or drinking. Only students in grades K-12 are eligible for modified quarantine.
Lindbergh Schools has compiled guidance from the Harvard Global Health Institute, Kansas State Department of Education, EducationPlus and Show Me Strong Recovery Plan to develop a decision-making matrix for returning students to school. This gating criteria and strategy for pandemic resilient teaching and learning will guide our decisions as we navigate our three-phase Green Light plan.
Graph Explanation: The red and orange lines represent COVID-19 positive cases for students. The red line represents students with no contacts at school, while the orange line represents students with contacts at school. The green line represents COVID-19 positive cases for staff.
Student and Staff Data Archives
The student and staff data archives include COVID-19 statistics collected during the 2020-21 school year. These numbers reflect a moment in time, not a weekly total or specific data range. Snapshots began Sept. 3, 2020, with updates every Thursday, and increased to every Monday and Thursday during the third week in November 2020. Click on the links below to view the data archives.