COVID-19 Dashboard

Please note: For the information on this site, HCPSS positive case data is updated every Monday-Friday by 4 p.m., and quarantine numbers are updated every Wednesday by 11 a.m. Data on numbers in Howard County is updated each Wednesday by 11 a.m., consistent with Maryland Department of Health reporting

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

Jump to: HCPSS Quarantine | Overview of cases by level | Elementary School cases | Middle School cases | High School cases | Education Center cases | Offices | Howard County Rate Data

HCPSS Quarantine

As of Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2021, there are 726 students and 30 staff members in quarantine due to a positive COVID-19 test or as a close contact. These numbers will be updated every Wednesday by 11 AM.

Please note that close contact or quarantine does not indicate those students or staff have tested positive for COVID-19. See below for daily and 7-day totals of positive case numbers.

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 already in quarantine as an identified close contact and not participating in-person activities while contagious.

Daily numbers are not cumulative.

10/26/21 10/25/21 10/24/21 10/23/21 10/22/21 10/21/21 10/20/21 7 Day Total
Elementary School 3 2 3 0 3 3 4 18
Middle School 0 2 0 1 2 1 1 7
High School 1 1 0 1 5 1 2 11
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.


Elementary School

Middle School

High School

Education Center


Howard County Rate Data

Information on Howard County rate data is updated each Wednesday by 11 a.m., consistent with Maryland Department of Health reportingRate data is provided by the Maryland Department of Health. 

As of date 7-Day Average Positivity Rate in Howard County* 7-Day Average Confirmed Cases in Howard County, per 100,000 people*
October 18, 2021 1.95 7.76
October 11, 2021 2.32 9.61
October 4, 2021 2.67 10.79

*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.