HSD COVID-19 Community Levels
All schools in the Hazelwood School District are currently at a LOW COVID-19 community level. However, St. Louis County is at a HIGH community level. The district will continue to monitor reported cases and quarantines within the school district as well as in St. Louis County and communicate mitigation changes. The district’s COVID-19 Mitigation Plan is aligned with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) COVID-19 Community Levels metrics. The district’s and CDC’s COVID-19 measurements are based on low, medium, and high levels of COVID-19 transmissions. Click here to view the HSD COVID-19 Mitigation Plan.
Each school day, Contact Tracing Team leads enter individual school/applicable department data in a COVID-19 data collection tool. The data is used to update the HSD Community Health Dashboard. The dashboard updates reflect the previous school day’s data. The data includes any person with an active positive case of COVID-19 or actively quarantining. Please note, during a regular school week, dashboard updates shared on Tuesdays will include the data from the weekend. Additionally, dashboard updates shared on the day *after* the district returns from a holiday break will include the data from the break. As a result, those dashboard updates may show what appear to be abnormal increases in active positive COVID-19 cases or active quarantines. The updates are made by 4:30 p.m. each school day.
St. Louis County’s current quarantine/isolation mandate is five days.
Key COVID-19 Terms:
Active Quarantined Students/Employees: The total number of HSD students and employees that are currently in quarantine. These individuals are currently in quarantine due to having close contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19. People in quarantine are waiting to see if they become symptomatic or test positive during their quarantine period.
Active COVID-19 Positive Students/Employees: The total number of HSD students and employees that are currently COVID-19 positive. People who are COVID-19 positive are in isolation during their infectious period.
Isolation and quarantine are separate categories.