“We hope communities use the tool to understand the data in their locality and also in surrounding counties or localities to help understand the potential risk of introductions and or subsequent transmission in other settings, like school,” Forlano said.
WOODSTOCK, Ill. – The McHenry County Department of Health (MCDH) has launched a School Metrics Dashboard on its website to assist school districts and increase transparency and raise public awareness.
In partnership with McHenry County Administration, the County’s Emergency Management Agency and superintendents representing the majority of public schools in McHenry County, MCDH has been working for several weeks on developing guidance, which includes metrics and criteria to evaluate transitions between virtual, hybrid or in-person learning models.
Public Health Administrator Melissa Adamson said, “The dashboard is a resource to help school officials make data-informed decisions about their schools learning model during the COVID-19 pandemic. It includes interim school guidance, including a full decision matrix, the latest COVID-19 data for the county and guidelines for schools and students.”
Adamson added, “I want to express my appreciation to the superintendents for their contributions and partnership. I hope this can be used as