PICKAWAY – Two weeks after local school started their plan B school plan with a hybrid half and half school week, Covid cases remain the same.
According to Pickaway County health September 9, 2020 there is total of 126,046 confirmed COVID-19 cases in Ohio and 4,034 deaths. Currently there are 2,499 confirmed positive COVID-19 cases in Pickaway County, 2,059 being inmates, leaving 440 local residents who have tested positive. There are 14 active local resident cases with 1 hospitalized.
This teen average over the past week has actually dropped since the week beginning of school when cases averaged around the high teens to low twenties. Before school started cases were maintaining around the mid 20’s of active cases.
Schools in Pickaway county have aimed at prevention by having children wear masks in schools while not being able to maintain a six foot distance, sanitizing school buses between routes, and reducing numbers by a two days in school and three online learning model.
Teays Valley received its first cases of Covid-19 during the first week of school, but quick reaction and isolation of the staff member and family member of positive case seemed to have stop the spread.
Has that model worked? So far it seems that several preventative measures and quick reactions and systems has prevented a possible outbreak within our schools.