COVID-19 Data Dashboard
BISD is committed to sharing information that tracks the prevalence of COVID-19 in the BISD community. This data is to serve as a visual to demonstrate the prevalence of COVID-19 in the BISD community. We use the most up-to-date data we have available, but numbers may change as additional data is received. This chart only tracks those who are in isolation or quarantined because they have been identified as COVID-positive or as a close contact to a COVID-positive case. This includes school-based exposures as well as exposures outside the BISD community that involve BISD staff and students (such as extended family exposures or exposure from childcare centers, sports teams, etc.). Numbers do not include people asked to stay home because they have a COVID-19 symptom.
Isolation is keeping a suspected or confirmed COVID-19 positive case away from others to prevent the disease from spreading. Isolation is advised for at least 10 days—plus at least 24 hours after a fever resolves without medication—to ensure the infectious period is over and it is safe to be around others.
Quarantine is keeping someone who might have been exposed to COVID-19 away from others to stop the spread of the disease, which can occur before someone knows they are sick or have symptoms. People in quarantine should stay home, separate themselves from others, monitor their health, and follow directions from Public Health. Quarantine is advised for 14 days as it can take that long for symptoms to develop. If symptoms or a test during the 14-day period indicate that the quarantined person has COVID-19, the person should begin isolation.
Close Contact is defined by the CDC as someone who was within 6 feet of an infected person for a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period starting from two days before illness onset (or, for asymptomatic patients, two days prior to test specimen collection) until the time the patient is isolated.