Real-Time COVID-19 Data in RCSD Schools
The data presented below is tracked by Redwood City School District (RCSD) as per the San Mateo County Office of Education’s Pandemic Recovery Framework for Schools guidelines based on reports of RCSD students and adults on RCSD facilities testing positive for COVID-19.
The school district implemented the process for COVID-19 testing for employees and students starting on October 28, 2020. This process continues during the 2021-22 school year. The data is reported to the district by Primary Health, the organization with which the district contracts for testing. The district and the employee or student’s family receive the results at the same time. In addition, families who use their own medical provider report their results to the district.
Should a positive case be identified while on campus during the infectious period the district communicates with all families and adults at the specific site or work location. In addition to employees, the district communicates with any other adult who is working in a facility such as a district partner, a contractor, or a visitor working on a specific project.
The data is reported in cumulative totals and not by individual sites in order to ensure privacy and prevent medical information from being identifiable. In order to provide the most accurate and up-to-date COVID-19 data on the day it is available, the COVID-19 Dashboard will be updated every Thursday afternoon by 5:00 p.m. with the most recent metrics.
In 2021-22, RCSD is offering testing to students and employees twice a week at all RCSD schools. In addition, two specific sites, Hoover and Kennedy schools, offer testing districtwide on Thursday afternoons. This is in addition to the community testing available throughout San Mateo County. Student participation is based on parent consent, and fully vaccinated employees participate voluntarily. The district reports any positive case whether the individual is tested at the school site or in the community as long as the individual has been on campus.
|Week of||Total Positive Cases||Number of Students Identified as Positive Cases||Total District Student Enrollment||Number of RCSD Employees Identified as Positive Cases||Total Number of RCSD Employees||Other Adults Identified as Positive Cases|
|May 12 - May 19||55||40|
|May 5 - May 12||43||29||6,400||11||900||3|
|Apr. 28 - May 5||25||14||6,400||9||900||2|
|Apr. 21 - Apr. 28||14||11||6,400||3||900||0|
|Apr. 14 - Apr. 21||11||7||6,400||4||900||0|
|Apr. 7 - Apr. 14||17||10||6,400||7||900||0|
|Mar. 31 - Apr. 7||3||1||6,400||1||900||1|
|Mar. 24 - Mar. 31||0||0||6,400||0||900||0|
|Mar. 17 - Mar. 24||1||0||6,400||0||900||1|
|Mar. 10 - Mar. 17||9||9||6,400||0||900||0|
|Mar. 3 - Mar. 10||7||5||6,400||2||900||0|
|Feb. 24 - Mar. 3||3||2||6,400||1||900||0|
|Feb. 17-Feb. 24||1||0||6,400||1||900||0|
|Feb. 10-Feb. 17||11||8||6,400||3||900||0|
|Feb. 3-Feb. 10||44||35||6,400||8||900||1|
|Jan. 27-Feb. 3||42||31||6,400||10||900||1|
|Jan. 20-Jan. 27||167||149||6,400||16||900||1|
|Jan. 13-Jan. 20||170||151||6,400||18||900||1|
|Jan. 6-Jan. 13||148||127||6,400||21||900||0|
|Dec. 30-Jan. 6||75||58||6,400||17||900||0|
|Dec. 23-Dec. 30||0||0||6,400||0||900||0|
|Dec. 16-Dec. 23||0||0||6,400||0||900||0|
|Dec. 9-Dec. 16||5||5||6,400||0||900||0|
|Nov. 25-Dec. 2||5||2||6,400||0||900||3|
|Nov. 18-Nov. 25||5||5||6,400||0||900||0|
|Nov. 4-Nov. 12||4||3||6,400||0||900||1|
|Oct. 28-Nov. 4||3||3||6,400||0||900||0|
|Sept. 30-Oct. 7||3||1||6,400||1||900||1|
|Aug. 26-Sept. 2||9||8||6,400||1||900||0|
|July 29-Aug. 5||1||--||--||--||--||--|
Communication About COVID-19 Cases
As of January 1, 2021, AB-685 COVID-19: imminent hazard to employees: exposure: notification: serious violations requires all California school districts to inform employees of any COVID-19 cases reported at their school site or work location. However, RCSD plans to also notify all families in addition to employees of cases specific to their local site. RCSD is committed to proactive communication with all members of the school’s community. Federal privacy laws protect student and staff confidentiality; therefore, personally identifiable information on any individuals testing positive or being asked to isolate or quarantine will not be shared.
In the event an RCSD student or staff member tests positive for COVID-19, the district contact tracing team works with the school administration on providing communication and guidance to impacted families and employees letting them know what steps they need to take. The case is also reported to San Mateo County Health.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who in my child’s class/school/team has tested positive?
RCSD is unable to release individual health information. Per privacy guidelines, no additional identifiable information can be shared regarding the COVID-19-positive individual. If you have healthcare questions, please contact your family’s healthcare provider.
How do I know if I / my child is impacted?
Unless you have been otherwise notified, your child has not been identified as a close contact and does not need to quarantine at home or to be tested.