COVID-19 Data Dashboard
The Shawnee Mission School District continues to monitor new cases of COVID-19 in our schools. We work closely with the Johnson County Department of Health and Environment (JCDHE) to monitor the spread of the virus and follow the recommendations of our public health department with respect to addressing positive cases, presumed positive cases, and exposures. The information provided via this site is updated on Monday of each week based on the information available to the district through individual reporting and contact tracing.
Maintaining safe learning environments requires partnership with local public health agencies and our families. We ask all families to help support the collective safety of our students and staff by following identified mitigating measures and reporting signs, symptoms, and positive cases of COVID-19 to the school. We ask all students to complete a daily COVID-19 Assessment prior to coming to school. Staff are also asked to complete a daily COVID-19 Assessment (staff version). Additional mitigating measures include wearing masks to protect each other, social distancing, practicing good hand hygiene, and staying home when ill.
Key Terms with respect to reported data:
Isolation occurs when a positive/presumed positive case of COVID-19 is diagnosed. Symptomatic cases are isolated for 10 days or until a negative PCR test or alternate physician diagnosis is provided.
Quarantine occurs when an individual has close contact/is exposed to a positive/presumed positive case of COVID-19.
Exposure locations are determined during case investigation and contact tracing.
- School exposures occur within the school setting and include bus transportation to/from school.
- Community exposures occur outside of school (family, club teams, weddings, etc).
- Extracurricular exposures occur in school sponsored athletics/activities.
- Unknown exposures are listed when location cannot be determined.
The data reported represent active cases on the weekly reporting date. No personally identifiable information will be reported in alignment with the JCDHE data practices. In the event a data set includes fewer than 6 cases, an image will represent the data for the given metric.
The Johnson County Department of Health and Environment website provides updates for COVID 19 for our county-wide community. Please visit the JDCHE site to receive current county data and school gating criteria. JCDHE COVID-19 Update
When a school becomes aware of a positive case or individual exposure to a positive or presumed positive case, per JCDHE, communication will be provided to those immediately impacted by the case. Great care will be taken in all instances to protect the privacy of individuals and families. The school will provide communication via the JCDHE regarding public health steps that must be taken to ensure the continued safety for those in our schools. Sample letters are provided below.
Students/staff exhibiting signs/symptoms of COVID-19 at school will be requested to isolate for 10 days or provide a physician's alternate diagnosis, or a negative PCR COVID-19 test per JCDHE guidance.
Students/staff identified as a close contact of a COVID-19 positive individual will be notified of the exposure and requested to quarantine per JCDHE guidance.
Students/staff having had low risk contact with someone testing positive for COVID-19 will receive notification of low risk exposure per JCDHE guidance.