Action News Jax Investigates: Which local school districts have launched COVID-19 dashboards

Action News Jax Investigates: Which local school districts have launched Covid-19 dashboards

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Duval County Public School District announced on Monday that a coronavirus dashboard is being built that will track positive cases in schools. Coming soon – Dashboard that tracks COVID-19 positive cases in schools – Team Duval News

Duval, St. Johns and Clay counties are Northeast Florida’s three largest school districts facing one big problem, the coronavirus

“They have to be careful,” says Khalid Jan, who is a father of two including a first grader in Duval County.

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But one local smaller school district is taking steps to make families feel at ease. Glynn County in Georgia has launched a transparency page that shows COVID-19 information in schools. Currently 37 students at Glynn Academy are quarantined at home after coming into contact with one student who tested positive on the second day of school.

Action News Jax's Ben Becker reached out to both the St. Johns and Clay County School Districts to see if they have a website or if one is in the works.

A spokesperson for St. Johns said: “We would consider doing something similar and will determine the best way to do this for our district.”

A spokesperson for Clay County said:

“The District does not have a website like this. The Florida Department of Health - Clay County is conducting all the contact tracing and also will contact families that are affected by a positive case and need to self-isolate. Here is our guidance for positive cases:”

According to the Florida Department of Health, from Aug. 10-22, there are 24 COVID-19 related cases in Duval County Schools, St. Johns reports 6 and Clay reports 6.

But keep in mind this are all

schools in the counties and could include charter and private schools, especially in Clay and St. Johns, where public schools are not open yet.