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.
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.
|As of date||7-Day Average Positivity Rate in Howard County*||7-Day Average Confirmed Cases in Howard County, per 100,000 people*|
|April 5, 2021||5.27||18.82|
|March 29, 2021||5.53||18.16|
|March 22, 2021||3.36||11.14|
*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.