Current Covid Update

Current Covid Update updated 12/2/2021
Posted on 12/03/2021

Meridian Community - 

 This week is a mixed bag in terms of our COVID data. We continue to see a slight uptick in our cases within the district. However, the cases in the region and the hospitalization rates are increasing at a very concerning rate. I encourage everyone to continue to take all possible precautions to ensure a safe and healthy holiday season for themselves and the community. Moreover, the greater our ability to control cases in the community the greater the likelihood we are able to maintain in-person instruction throughout the entirety of the year.

Total current number of positive students: 17 (2 at HES, 6 at MC, 5 at MJH, 4 at SVHS)

Total number of students positive (or presumed positive) since the beginning of school: 192

Students in Test-To-Stay Program Currently: 33

Students in Quarantine Currently: 63

Average number of Total Absences p/Day: 76

Our current data (for our three primary zip codes, not our schools) is below and available for reference (and updated daily) here:

 ·7-day positivity rate – 12.2%

·Average number of COVID positives per day – 6.0

·New cases per 100,000 residents - 559

An additional visual that I like with COVID data from Ogle County is available here and also updated daily.

Thank you,

Dr. Caposey