FCCPS COVID Metrics Dashboard

Health Metrics

The Health Metrics used by FCCPS derive from the measures across Fairfax, Alexandria, Arlington, Prince William, and Loudoun Health Districts. This area comprises the Northern Region and impacts our division's workforce. 

The data for the Northern region which includes FCCPS remains in the High/At Substantial Burden Range. This continues to be due to increases in case incident rates, emergency department visits for COVID-Like Illnesses, and other factors impacting the spread of the virus in our community. 

We continue to monitor and update the data to support our decision making.

NOVA Regional Metrics

Virginia Phase: 3 PHASE 3
CURRENT WEEK 12/2/2020 Overall Composite: 2 High / At Substantial Transmission
% Positivity 1 # New Cases/100K 1 Infection Rate 1 Burden 2 Trend 2
The percentage of Positive Coronavirus tests averaged among the four health districts. The number of new Coronavirus cases per 100,000 people. If one person becomes infected the number of others they are likely to infect. The burden of disease placed on NoVA based on 8 data points monitored by the VDH. The composite trend across 8 data points monitored by the VDH to help determine how rates are changing.
PREVIOUS WEEK 11/25/2020
Overall Composite: High / At Substantial Transmission
2 WEEKS AGO 11/16/2020
Overall Composite: Moderate

Falls Church CDC K-12 School Metrics 4

Reopening Checklist

COVID-19 Impact on FCCPS 5

Except for the Infection Rate, each data point monitored summarizes each data point across the Northern Region. FCCPS is a part of the Fairfax County Health District and monitors its Infection Rate.

Data Sources: https://www.novaregiondashboard.com/cases-dashboard

The Overall Composite, Burden, and Trend data ratings are provided to FCCPS each week via the Fairfax County Health Department (FCHD), as reported by the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) for the region. The VDH includes Fairfax (Fairfax County, Fairfax City & Falls Church), Arlington, Alexandria, Manassas Park, Manassas City, Loudoun, and Prince William Health Districts in their reporting for our region. The Overall Composite, Burden, and Trend data ratings are based on 8 metrics identified by VDH. Those are:

  1. Case incidence rates - The count of new COVID cases per 100K. Reported as high, moderate, and low.  Thresholds: 10 cases per 100,000 - high, 5 cases per 100,000 - moderate (This makes up 50% of the composite)
  2. PCR test % positivity - Rate of among COVID PCR tests that are positive. Reported as high and low (above or below) a threshold of 10% positive
  3. COVID Outbreaks per 100,000 - Reported as high, moderate, and low. High - above 0.06 outbreaks per 100,000. Medium -  between 0.06 and 0.04 outbreaks per 100,000. Low - Below 0.04 outbreaks per 100,000
  4. Percent of COVID cases among health care workers - High - above 5%. Low - Below 5%
  5. Rate of emergency visits for corona like illness per 100K - 3 categories high, moderate, and low. -high moderate 6 visits per 100,000 and moderate-low 4 visits per 100,000.
  6. Rate hospitalized in ICUs per 100K -  Reported as either high or low (above or below) a threshold of 3.5 cases per 100K population.
  7. % of hospital beds occupied regardless of the reason - Reported as High or Low above or below a  threshold of 90%; capacity to surge is 120%
  8. Access to PPE for hospitals - Status is either high and low, with one hospital reporting challenges as high. Shortages of PPE in places outside of hospitals are not measured.

(Data Source: Fairfax County Health Department and the Virginia Department of Health)

FCCPS will also monitor the Phase of Reopening under Virginia's Plan for Reopening--Safer At Home developed and provided by the Governor's Office as a part of the Forward Virginia initiative. This plan details three phases for reopening the state of Virginia in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Phase 1 is the most restrictive, while Phase 3 is the least restrictive. Additional information can be found at https://www.virginia.gov/coronavirus/forwardvirginia/.

Data Source: VDH-Safer At Home Phases of Reopening

School Metrics are reported in 14-day rolling averages, while overall pandemic metrics are reported in 7-day rolling averages. FCCPS Data can fluctuate in % change of cases given the small size. Note: The Core School Metrics are reported in 14-day rolling averages, while overall pandemic metrics and Secondary Indicators are reported in 7-day rolling averages. FCCPS Data can fluctuate in % change of cases given the small size. More information regarding the CDC thresholds can be found at: Additional information can be found at Indicators for Dynamic School Decision-Making.

Data Source: VDH/CDC K-12 School Metrics

This data includes incidents/events that directly impact the school division via in person learning, sports, activities, daycare or supervised learning. The data is updated each week for incidents/events that have been reported and confirmed by FCCPS with the Fairfax County Health Department and other public health officials. (Cases that occur outside of FCCPS to which there is no risk of exposure by the COVID Positive individual are not included in this data. Only incidents/events where there is direct risk or impact in an FCCPS building are included.) Data is only presented at the Division Level given our small size to protect the privacy and confidentiality as well as preventing the release of Personally Identifiable Information in accourdance with both FERPA and HIPPA.

Operational Metrics

Facilities / For Supporting Physical Distancing and Cleaning

FCCPS facilities will be set up to promote social distancing and will be cleaned, sanitized, and ready for students to begin in-person learning

  • Set-Up
  • Cleaning

Procedures/ For Student and Staff Health

FCCPS procedures to promote student and staff health and wellness will be fully implemented and practiced by students and staff

  • Student Health
  • School Health Clinic
  • Daily Health Screenings and Face Coverings
  • Transportation
  • Visitors

Supplies and Equipment / For Protecting Each Other

FCCPS will have a 60-day supply of cleaning supplies and personal protective equipment for staff and students as needed

  • Face Coverings
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Hand Washing and Sanitizing

Instructional Metrics

Master Schedule

Each school will develop two master schedules, one for online and one for hybrid learning

  • Instructional staff needed to implement both schedules
  • Parent Survey to determine:
    • Which students will move to hybrid
    • Which students will remain fully online
    • Homeschool students returning back to FCCPS
  • Course offerings within both schedules
  • Shifting teacher assignments as necessary
  • Electives/IB courses

Instructional Learning Plan

FCCPS will develop an instructional plan that supports students who select 100% virtual learning or the hybrid learning option

  • Learning Recovery Plan to ensure content coverage
  • Schoology will be used as our LMS for both options
  • Encore resources
  • Attendance Plan
  • Special Education and Related Services plan
  • ESOL support services plan
  • IB/VSOL aligned curriculum
  • Gifted Education services plan
  • Preschool plan