This dashboard provides current EGUSD COVID-19 reported positive cases and quarantines associated with schools and District office locations. The data reflects only staff and students who were present on an EGUSD school or work site. If a school is not listed in the COVID-19 Dashboard, they haven’t had any reported positive cases on campus. Positive and quarantine cases for staff and students who were not on-site are not included in this data. Data will be updated every Tuesday and Friday. If you have any questions about the EGUSD COVID-19 Dashboard, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Multiple Ways to View Dashboard Data
- Click on the SITE name below for focused data view of individual sites.
- Use the YEAR and MONTH menus to select historical data.
- Use the GROUP and/or SCHOOL TYPE sections to filter data.
- CTRL + click allows for multiple selections/filters.
- Use EGUSD’s 7-Day Average Case Rate graph slider bar to view current and past case rate.
- Click the RESET VISUALS button to return to default data.
- Use VIEW FULL SCREEN button to view on mobile.
General COVID-19 Exposure Questions
What happens if we do not want our child tested?
If they choose not to test they must quarantine at home for the 10 day period.
Can I test my child at home with a rapid test?
In consultation with the Sacramento County Health Officer, if a student is symptomatic and tests negative with a rapid antigen test, it could be a false negative, therefore, SCPH states that you must follow up with a PCR test to confirm the negative rapid test results. Your child must remain at home until they receive a negative PCR test result.
Can my child swab her own nose at the school site or does it have to be a nurse that does it?
All our testing at school sites are self administered, so students self swab under the directions from the health staff on campus.
How does EGUSD obtain COVID-19 case data?
COVID-19 positive cases are reported to the school and/or the District Health Coordinator or school nurse in the following ways:
- Individuals self-report based on a positive test or symptoms (individuals are encouraged regularly via school/District communications to self-report).
- A student or staff member becomes symptomatic while at school and is sent to the COVID-10 Symptom Isolation room and tests positive.
- Sacramento County Public Health (SCPH) notifies the school or District about a confirmed positive case based on county/state contact tracing measures.
When was my student exposed to COVID-19?
When the school calls to schedule the COVID-19 test, they will be able to inform you of the last day of exposure.
What should I do if my student has been exposed to COVID-19?
Please visit Sacramento County’s website for information on what to do if you or your student has been exposed to COVID-19.
When will I receive a follow-up call regarding my student’s exposure?
You can expect the call in 24-48 hours depending on school site staffing. Please know that our contact tracer volunteers are doing the best they can to notify families in a timely manner.
My student is fully vaccinated. Do I need to show proof of vaccination?
Showing proof of vaccination is not required, but it is helpful for the school. If you wish to voluntarily show proof of vaccination, please contact your school site office.
My student who was exposed to COVID-19 has siblings at other schools. Do they all need to quarantine? Will the other schools be notified?
As long as the student who was a close contact to a positive case does not have symptoms and has not tested positive, other siblings in the house who have not been in close contact to a positive case do not have to quarantine. If there is a positive case within a family, EGUSD notifies schools if siblings must quarantine at home.
Will the school or district let me know who my child came in contact with?
Information regarding individuals with COVID-19 symptoms, close contact with someone who is COVID-19 positive or individuals who have tested positive is confidential information.
EGUSD COVID-19 Dashboard Questions
Are all EGUSD Student and Staff positive cases reflected in the Dashboard?
No. Only student and staff positive cases are reflected in the Dashboard if they were at a District school/location during the infectious period (2 days prior to symptoms and 10 days after no symptoms).
I know of a positive case at my school, but I don’t see it listed or anyone quarantining as a result – why is this?
There can be a few reasons for this: Data is not fully entered into the dashboard until all contract tracing is complete. Depending on the complexity of the tracing, this might take some time. Or, based on the investigation, there were no actual positive cases or required quarantines at a District school/location. Or, the positive case was not on a District school/location during their infectious period.
What does the 7-day average case rate represent?
EGUSD’s 7-day average cases calculated as the 7-day average divided by the population per 100,000. This aligns with the way Sacramento County Public Health (SCPH) determines their case rate.
Why is a site visible with some selected filters and not others?
Filters are designed to focus on the selected data. Depending on the data for the site, it may remove the site if there is no data available.
Who enters the data for the Dashboard?
School and District Health Officials are responsible for tracking and monitoring school reported cases and enter data into the EGUSD COVID-19 Tracking System. Data is directly exported from that system to populate the Dashboard.
Why is the data not updated more frequently?
Data validation and contract tracing is taking longer with the higher demand on the system. EGUSD has moved from reporting once per week to twice per week for updates. The District is working on ways to update the Dashboard more frequently, while ensuring that the data is accurate.