September 2, 2021: COVID-19 Data Weekly Report
September 2, 2021
Beginning today, the Tuscaloosa County School System will provide weekly updates on our system’s COVID-19 data. This same information is provided to the Alabama Department of Public Health for Alabama’s K-12 COVID-19 School Dashboard, which is also updated weekly. Our system report provides greater detail, and breaks down the data by school.
The data in today’s report reflects the August 24 – August 31, 2021 time period.
Data Chart - September 2, 2021 COVID-19 Report (Chart is also shown as an image below on this page.)
In schools where there are fewer than five positives among students and/or faculty/staff, the actual number of positives is not included in the data chart. The chart will display a blank space in these instances. This is in an effort to maintain personal health data and privacy. The data is still reflected in the system-wide positives total.
The chart also includes percentage of student positives by school, as well as a system-wide percentage of student positives. The system-wide percentage of student positives for the 8/24 to 8/31 time period is 2.2 percent. The chart does not currently include percentage of faculty/staff who are positive for COVID-19. However, TCSS has approximately 2,300 faculty/staff members. The 48 positive cases noted in the chart equate to 2.1 percent of TCSS faculty/staff.
Parents and guardians will receive a letter from their student's school, if there is reported positive case of COVID-19 in one of the student's classes or on the student's bus. This letter does not mean your student has been identified as a close contact and must quarantine. If you receive one of these letters, please contact your healthcare provider or Alabama Department of Public Health for additional guidance.
Please visit this page for more information on COVID-19 Reporting & Exposure.