This page is updated each week, Wednesdays 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.
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.
Per the Board of Education, HCPSS will move to a virtual environment if the HCHD/MDH reports a positivity rate above 5% over a 7-day range and the 7-day rolling average case rate per 100,000 increases to 10 or greater for two consecutive weeks, or based on a Howard County Health Department Recommendation. The positivity rates and rolling averages will serve as primary guides and other data points will be considered.
|As of date||7-Day Average Positivity Rate in Howard County*||7-Day Average Confirmed Cases in Howard County, per 100,000 people*|
|January 18, 2021||6.65||31.98|
|January 11, 2021||8.03||47.24|
|January 4, 2021||7.08||32.29|
*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.