Posted on April 8, 2021
Categories: News from SDP

The School District of Philadelphia launched a new COVID-19 dashboard, providing the latest information on confirmed positive cases in our schools on its website. 

“We understand that having access to real-time information about COVID positivity rates in our schools is important for our families and community, and we are happy to provide this new tool,” said William R. Hite, Jr. Ed.D., superintendent of the School District of Philadelphia. “ As the data shows, the positivity rates in our schools are very low. We hope this helps to build further confidence in the safety of our schools as we plan to welcome more students back for in-person learning.”

Since the start of the pandemic, the District has consistently notified school staff and families whenever there is a confirmed positive case in their building. These efforts will continue, and the dashboard will be updated weekly to complement those efforts and provide a district-wide snapshot in and across all schools.

This dashboard includes information on the number of tests performed and positive cases in schools, as well as cases confirmed off-site that have been reported to the District.

Initial dashboard data shows a very low COVID positivity rate in the District, with less than 1% of students and staff testing positive for the virus each week over the last four weeks through April 3.

The dashboard can be found on the District website.