Thanks to hivemind support from @melissaamerault and others, I'm working on comparing the current data to last years. First takeaway? Cobb schools didn't exceed 1,000 cases until the week of December 11th. That was after ES, MS, and HS had all returned f2f and a break
@melissaamerault It, however, did not have over 800 cases in a single week ANY week in the 2020-2021 school year. The highest weekly increase was 470 week of January 15th, 2021.
@melissaamerault Cobb had over 942 new cases this week, week of August 20th, 2021. That is almost exactly DOUBLE the highest weekly new cases from last year (470 on 1/15), 3 weeks into the year @ChrisJoseWSB, @RebeccaGaunt, @CobbCourier, @ajc, @mdjonline, @nytimes @CDPHga
@melissaamerault Link to spreadsheet of last year's data for Cobb schools:…
@melissaamerault Corrected link for this year's data:…
@melissaamerault To protect sources, the school names have been removed from the staff reported data. It shows only the school level. The person who maintains the data is preserving the identifiers.

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21 Aug
'The Courier recently requested a copy of the documents or memos given to schools within the Cobb County School District explaining how to report incidences of COVID-19.'…
'Our purpose was to learn how the district gathers the data for their weekly case report.

The district provided us with three documents: Infectious Disease Reporting Protocol, Notifiable Disease Condition Reporting, and COVID-19 Pandemic Safety Guidance for Employees.'
'The first document, Infectious Disease Reporting Protocol, provides a step-by-step description of the reporting process, and that’s the one we’ll focus on in this article.'
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21 Aug
'The number of COVID-19 cases in Cobb County schools has more than doubled in a week.' 'Every Cobb County school but one — the South Cobb Early Learning Center — has now reported a coronavirus infection this school year.'…
'Thirteen elementary schools reported double-digit case increases this week. The list was topped by East Side, Dowell, and Nickajack Elementary Schools, respectively clocking 35, 29, and 26 new cases.'
'Most of the county’s middle schools reported a dozen or fewer cases, with one glaring exception, as Barber Middle School in Acworth reported 35.'
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21 Aug
State school-aged data---cases for ages 5-17 are out of control. Hospitalizations rising for the MS level. ER visits up. ……
The school aged group is up 59.2% statewide. ……
Largest recorded number of school and daycare clusters, as far as I can tell. Hate these kinds of graphs, they don't communicate info clearly. But, the increase is obvious. ……
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20 Aug
Elementary Hotspots this week: Baker (21), Blackwell (11), Davis (12), Dowell (29), East Side (35---had 46 last week), Ford (16), Frey (13), Garrison Mill (14), Hayes (14), Mableton (14), Nickajack (26---I believe it was around 20 last week), Powder Springs (14) 1/2
Sedalia Park (15---at least 1 may be connected to a self-contained unit), Still (20)
Belmont Hills, Riverside, and Elementary Virtual Program are only ES with no cases. Acworth, Addison, Argyll, Austell, Big Shanty, Birney, Bryant, Cheatham Hill, Clay Harmony Leland, Compton, Due West, East Valley, Green Acres, Haven, Hendricks, Kemp, Keheley 1/2
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19 Aug
Updates to public health protocols per super right now: Quarantine-in-place is "parents' option". Not a requirement. Must mask. Note, @GaDPH now says ONLY applies if masks were worn at time of contact.…
Modification: All close contacts will quarantine at home for 3 days after exposure. This does not align fully with the new @GaDPH policy as released today, without more info on masks.…
@GaDPH "quarantine-at-school" ONLY applies to students and ONLY applies if masks were worn when contact occured. This is not in the modification or update.…
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19 Aug
'An asymptomatic K-12 student who was between 3-6 feet of a student with confirmed or probable COVID-19 in the classroom setting is NOT required to quarantine, if both students were consistently and correctly wearing well-fitting masks at the time of exposure.' @GaDPH 1/3
@GaDPH @CobbSchools is NOT requiring masks, so this part of the new clarification does not allow the district to do the "no close contact quarantine at school", correct, @GaDPH?
@GaDPH Additionally, it does not apply to adults? ' This exception only applies to students in a class' Cobb /has/ been applying it to adults. @GaDPH, they can no longer do so, correct?
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