COVID-19 Dashboard

Updates to HCPSS COVID Dashboard:

  • April 1, 2021 - HCPSS data now separates out the numbers of positive cases for students (including student-athletes) and staff members.
  • March 10, 2021 - HCPSS began updating positive case numbers Mondays-Fridays at 4 p.m. Any cases reported after 4 p.m. were included in the next day's update. 
  • December 2020 - March 10, 2021 - Cases were updated weekly and reflected cases from Wednesday through the following Tuesday.

Howard County data, shown in the color band table below, is updated each Wednesday by 11 a.m., consistent with Maryland Department of Health reporting. Any cases reported after Tuesdays will be included in the next week’s update.

HCPSS data is updated Monday-Friday by 4 p.m.

Jump to: Overview of cases by level | Elementary School cases | Middle School cases | High School cases | Education Center cases | Offices

The Board of Education in October 2020 approved metrics for moving to a virtual environment that apply to instructional programs offered within HCPSS buildings, but not to other services provided within the buildings. Unless otherwise noted, HCPSS buildings remain open to staff and for meal service.

HCPSS will refer to multiple measures regarding the advisability of in-person activities and programs, including Board of Education metrics, Centers for Disease Control indicators and thresholds, Howard County Health Department guidance, positive cases in individual schools and offices, and other data points as applicable.

Howard County Public School System COVID-19 Response Color Bands

Rate data provided by the Maryland Department of Health. Colors are per Board of Education Color Bands.

As of date 7-Day Average Positivity Rate in Howard County* 7-Day Average Confirmed Cases in Howard County, per 100,000 people*
July 19, 2021 1.41 2.32
July 12, 2021 0.63 1.45
July 5, 2021 0.56 1.23

*These numbers are updated each week, Wednesdays by 11 a.m.

View the State of Maryland COVID-19 Dashboard for more information on rates in Howard County and in the state.

HCPSS Overview

Numbers reflect positive test results self-reported to HCPSS of students, staff or visitors in school/office buildings during their contagious period. This data reflects the date HCPSS was notified of the positive case and not necessarily the date of the positive test result.

The HCPSS dashboard also includes cases that are part of the MDH outbreak reporting. These cases may not impact HCPSS school communities because they often include people who are are already in quarantine as an identified close contact and not participating in-person activities while contagious.

Daily numbers are not cumulative.

7/26/21 7/25/21 7/24/21 7/23/21 7/22/21 7/21/21 7/20/21 7 Day Total
Elementary School 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1
Middle School 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
High School 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
Education Center 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Offices 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Non-Public Schools 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
*Contains a single case of an individual who visited multiple campuses.
Contains a case of a student who participates in athletics.

These numbers are updated Mondays-Fridays by 4 p.m.


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