December 15, 2021 to January 4, 2022: COVID-19 Data Report (Weekly)
The Tuscaloosa County School System publishes daily and weekly updates on our system’s COVID-19 data. Our school and system COVID-19 data comes from what is reported to us by parents/guardians when their student is diagnosed with COVID-19, or by a faculty/staff member when they are diagnosed with COVID-19. It is not data from the health department or doctor's offices.
TCSS also provides this same data to the Alabama Department of Public Health for Alabama’s K-12 COVID-19 School Dashboard, which is published on a weekly basis. Our system report breaks down the data into student positive cases and faculty/staff positive cases, and also breaks down the data by school.
The data in this report was collected from December 15 - 17, 2021, and January 3 - 4, 2022. During this time period, the final day of the Fall Semester was December 17. Faculty/staff returned to work on January 3. Students will return January 5.
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 system-wide percentage of new cases in students for this period is 0.06 percent. TCSS has approximately 2,300 faculty/staff members. The faculty/staff cases reported during this period equate to 0.7 percent of 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.