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Weekly Risk Level Status Check: Week of October 19



The district’s executive leadership team, School Board President, and lead school nurse are meeting weekly with representatives from Fargo Cass Public Health and Essentia Health to discuss COVID-19 data and trends specific to Cass County. This information will be used to make any warranted adjustments to the district’s learning model and safety protocols.

The following information was provided in the October 20 session:

Data from FCPH

  • 14-Day Rolling Average of New Cases = 144.71/day in Cass County; 628.71/day across the state.
  • % Positivity Rate = 10.4% in Cass and 8.93% across the state
  • The hospitalization rate continues to be high across the state.  
  • Our 14-day case rate per 10,000 people in Cass County is 111.8.

Data from WFPS

District-specific data has been pulled every Monday and Thursday since the first day of school (9/3/20). Please review the attached line graphs to help you visualize our district’s COVID data trends.

Our current numbers as of 8AM on 10/19/20 are as follows:

  • Positive COVID Test Result: 29 students and staff out
  • COVID-Related Quarantine: 314 students and staff out
  • Exhibiting COVID-Related Symptoms: 132 students and staff

Based on this information, there are no proposed adjustments and the district’s status will remain as hybrid, with elementary schools returning students to four days of onsite instruction as outlined above.


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