COVID-19 Metrics Dashboard

Key Indicators

Early public-health guidance had recommended using community-spread metrics as a key factor in decision-making about school openings or closures. However, updated research shows schools should prioritize rates of in-school transmission and the quality of infection control. Community metrics can serve as information points, but should not be a primary driver for decision making. More information.

Bolded boxes below indicate current status of metrics.

Reopening Stages

Each stage in the chart below is tied to a risk level of transmission listed in the key indicators chart above. The metrics in each category above are not hard and fast rules that trigger reopenings and closings. Rather, they provide an overview of transmission risk and prompt conversation about next steps when that overview shifts closer to one stage or another. As noted above, the status of metrics within the school carrying the greatest weight in decision making.

Saliva Screener Submission Totals


Current Exclusion Summary

The information below pertains to on-site staff, hybrid students, and remote-only students in Athletics or other on-site activites.

Weekly Cases per 100,000

Data for the combined ZIP codes in Oak Park and River Forest comes from the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. NOTE: There is a lag in Cook County data, as it is posted on Wednesdays for the previous Sunday-Saturday.

Positivity Rate

Data for the combined ZIP codes in Oak Park and River Forest comes from the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. NOTE: There is a lag in Cook County data, as it is posted on Wednesdays for the previous Sunday-Saturday.