BY: DAVID SHEPHERD, NEWS DIRECTOR
DUBOIS COUNTY -- A new tool on the state’s COVID-19 Dashboard is giving us a look at how local schools are weathering the viral storm.
Both Jasper High School and Jasper Elementary are currently reporting fewer than five student cases. Neither school reporting positive cases involving teachers.
At both Northeast Dubois Jr. / Sr. High and the elementary school, officials report fewer than five cases of the virus in both students and teachers.
Southridge High School is reporting six student cases and fewer than five teachers with COVID.
Both Pine Ridge and Forest Park are reporting fewer than five cases involving students. No teachers are positive at this time.
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While schools in Dubois County seem to be faring well, Dubois County as a whole is seeing a significant increase in COVID-19 cases.
The Dubois County Health Department reported 19 new positive case of COVID-19 in the county Thursday morning.
That brings the total to 1040 positive cases in the county since the pandemic began.
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Local health officials released the following statement:
The Dubois County Health Department wants to remind everyone that the SARS-CoV-2 (Covid-19) virus is continuing to spread community wide. Our metric scoring that the ISDH reports weekly have gone up due to increase weekly cases and an increase in positivity rates. Our entire district is seeing an uptick in cases according to ISDH.
We must continue to take every step possible to help prevent its spread. Wear a mask, wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth. Sneeze or cough into a tissue, or inside of your elbow. Disinfect frequently used items and surfaces as much as possible. Stay home if you are feeling ill. Please continue to practice physical distancing and stay at least 6 feet from others. The statewide mask mandate is still in effect.
In case you missed it, Dubois County Resources is our county’s new platform to connect people with social needs to programs and services in our community. Check out the website at https://duboiscountyresources.org/ . It is an impressive resource!
CLICK MAP BELOW TO SEE SCHOOL COVID-19 DASHBOARD