This week's @CobbSchools hotspots---#COVID19 is now up in HS: Walton and Wheeler (17), Sprayberry (69), Pebblebrook (19), Osborne (15), North Cobb (18), McEachern (27), Lassiter (14), Kennesaw Mountain (19), Kell (15), Hillgrove (14), Harrison (17), Campbell (22), Allatoona (22)
@CobbSchools This week's @CobbSchools MS hotspots: McCleskey (17), Mabry (14), Lost Mountain (12), Lindley 7th & 8th (20), Griffin and Garrett (16), Cooper (25), Barber (17)----Barber seems wrong since they went virtual for 1 grade.
@CobbSchools This week's @CobbSchools ES hotspots: Vaughan (17), Sope Creek (18), Nickajack (23), Murdock (14), Hayes (11), Garrison Mill (15), Ford (12), East Side (22), Davis (16), Bullard (11), Brumby (15), Baker (28)
@CobbSchools Only the 3 online programs have stayed 0 cumulative or new. South Cobb Early Learning had 1 case for first time this year. No f2f @CobbSchools high school or middle school had 0 cases.…

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28 Aug
Well said; however, @AJCGetSchooled, what if it is the super who is the problem? Ragsdale's quote in the MDJ yesterday, which is an either/or fallacy, indicates that Cobb is not doing anything to stop COVID because he (not board) believes the is nothing to do other than close.
@AJCGetSchooled The quote, @AJCGetSchooled: 'Look, if you want to stop the spread of this virus in the classroom there’s only one thing you can do: (students) not being in a classroom. That’s it. There’s nothing in the world that we can do,” Ragsdale said'…
@AJCGetSchooled This is a classic example of a false dilemma or either/or fallacy and a way to justify inaction by blaming it on the problem just being too big, too hard to solve, or the solution being too unpalatable, ignoring any other solutions. Image
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25 Aug
"You just don't have a level of transparency about what you're being exposed to and what you're around at school," Shepard said. "I think that student health is a part of student success, and I think it should be something that should be prioritized."…
'The Wheeler senior also said she would feel safer if masks were mandated in Cobb Schools.'
'For his part, Ragsdale said there "has not been a more complex environment that anybody has had to operate in."

"It's a struggle," he said, but there are protocols in place.'
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22 Aug
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
Read 7 tweets
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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