• COVID-19 Dashboard

       Welcome to the CHCCS COVID-19 Dashboard. For Cases, Timeline and other data and resources, hover and click on the tab links below.

      Cases

      Timeline

      • The Timeline represents the total daily positive COVID-19 cases reported in the CHCCS district. This chart is updated each weekday by 6 p.m. To see numbers of student or staff cases on a given day, hover over a red or blue vertical bar. For previous timelines beginning in 2021, click on the tabs at the bottom of this chart.

         

         

      County Status

      Hospital Status

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      Testing

      Vaccines

      • Vaccines and Boosters

         

        Vaccines and boosters help strengthen and extend protection against COVID-19.

        CHCCS employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless a medical or religious exemption applies.

        More than 97% of CHCCS employees attest to being fully vaccinated. Those who are not fully vaccinated test twice weekly. 

         

        Find a Vaccine Clinic

         

         


         

      Resources

      Protocols

      • School Protocols

         

        COVID-19 Protocols for 2022-23

        (Updated September 13, 2022)

         

        MASKING

         

        In general, CHCCS remains a mask-recommended, but optional district. Masks continue to be provided for students and staff upon request. Exceptions to this protocol are outlined in the COVID-19 Guidance infographic below. Schools will no longer require masking in the entire building when there are clusters of 5+ positive cases in a small group or a cumulative total of 15+ positive cases in a school. 

         

        NOTIFICATION



        Notification: CHCCS will continue to notify school staff, students and families about positive cases in the following ways:

         

        • Case counts reported to CHCCS, organized by school, are tracked and updated each day on our COVID-19 dashboard. Please check this often, as schools are no longer expected to issue notifications about potential exposures each time there is one positive case connected to the school setting (e.g. bus, class, lunchroom, activity group, sports team, etc.). 

         

        • If there is a cluster of 5+ cases in a small group or a cumulative total of 15+ cases in an entire school (within any 14-day period), the principal will issue email and/or phone notifications to the entire school community. NEW (as of 9/13): If that occurs, the school will strongly encourage masking indoors and on buses, but will not require it (this is a change from the protocol CHCCS used to begin the 2022-23 school year.)



        Contact tracing: CHCCS schools no longer implement universal contact tracing. 

         

         

        CASES, CLUSTERS AND COMMUNITY LEVELS

         

        COVID-19 Guidelines

         

        VACCINATION

         

        Vaccination: CHCCS strongly encourages COVID-19 vaccination for employees and students, as well as boosters for those who are eligible. Moving forward, the district will no longer require COVID-19 vaccinations for all district staff and will not require to identify those employees with medical and religious exemptions.

         

        CHCCS will no longer require district staff to report their vaccination status and participate in a COVID-19 screening program if they are unvaccinated. The district will no longer require weekly COVID-19 testing for all employees who are not fully vaccinated and for students who are not fully vaccinated but who also participate in, coach, or sponsor athletics, co-curricular, and extracurricular activities. 

         

        TESTING

         

         

        At-Home COVID-19 Testing Kits: All students and employees will receive a set of COVID-19 antigen test kits to take home for rapid testing. Home testing kits will be sent home at the beginning of the year and on request of staff and students. These tests can be used for routine testing, testing when symptomatic, or after exposure. Distribution details will be communicated by your school. 

         

        School-based testing: The district will no longer offer school-based weekly screening tests for asymptomatic individuals.

         

        Diagnostic testing: For students and employees who develop COVID-19 symptoms while at school or work, school nurses will have the ability to do diagnostic antigen and PCR testing. This will require the student or staff member to be registered with MAKO. A new registration is needed this year, even if registered last year. To register with MAKO, go to our COVID-19 Dashboard and click on the "Testing" tab.

         

        VENTILATION & FILTRATION

         

        Ventilation and filtration: HEPA air filters have been purchased and installed in every classroom and office in the district. The CDC recommends ventilation and filtration in school buildings to reduce the number of virus particles in the air.

         

        EATING OUTDOORS



        Eating outdoors: Schools will have the option of eating outdoors.

         

        DISTANCING 

         

        Physical distancing: CHCCS schools will no longer implement physical distancing strategies. 

         

        MORE INFORMATION

         

        The StrongSchoolsNC Toolkit has been ‘sunset’ by the state. Moving forward, Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools will receive COVID-19 guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as well as state and local health departments. 

         

        For PreK, afterschool and childcare settings, North Carolina and Orange County continue to follow the guidance outlined in the NC Child Care Strong Toolkit.

        If CHCCS needs to take additional immediate action to respond to COVID-19 cases, or if there are new requirements from local, state or national health officials, then staff, students and families will receive detailed information at that time.

        Be sure to check our COVID-19 Dashboard throughout the school year for daily updates on positive cases of COVID-19, vaccination and testing opportunities, health strategies and other important information.

         

        CDC: Operational Guidance for K-12 Schools and Early Care and Education Programs to Support Safe In-Person Learning 

        NC DHHS: Procedures for Response to COVID-19 Cases in K-12 School Schools, August 25, 2022

        NC DHHS: How to Test for COVID-19 at Home

        NCDHHS: COVID-19 Vaccine Information

         

         

         

         

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