Richland One Announces New Online COVID-19 Tracking Dashboard
Parents, students and staff can now get up-to-date information about COVID-19 cases in the district through Richland One’s new online tracking dashboard.
A link to the dashboard, which will be updated daily, is posted on the Restart Strong page on the district’s website www.richlandone.org/restartstrong. In addition to listing the number of positive and quarantined COVID-19 cases among Richland One students and staff, the dashboard includes the number of cases at each district school and administrative building. It also shows daily, weekly and year-to-date summaries of the number of positive COVID-19 cases.
“Richland One’s goal in creating the COVID-19 dashboard is to provide the most accurate and current information possible to our community,” said Richland One Superintendent Dr. Craig Witherspoon. “Having the same data allows us all to work together to better protect our students and staff.”
COVID-19 data is compiled daily by the district’s Nursing Services office and Accountability, Assessment, Research and Evaluation department. The information shown on Richland One’s dashboard may differ from the reports from the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC), which are updated on Tuesdays and Fridays.
Because DHEC’s COVID-19 risk rating for Richland County has decreased from High Risk to Medium Risk, Richland One students will begin making the transition from Phase 1 (eLearning) of the district’s Reopening of Schools Plan to Phase 2 (hybrid – two days of face-to-face instruction per week). Following a staggered start schedule, students in pre-kindergarten through second grade will return to school for Phase 2 the week of October 26 and students in grades 3-12 will begin returning to school the following week.
Media inquiries should be directed to the Richland One Office of Communications.