FCPS Confirmed COVID-19 Case Reporting

FCPS will be sharing weekly updates regarding COVID-19 cases that have been self-reported to us

COVID-19 Virginia Department of Health (VDH) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Health Metrics Data

The Virginia Department of Health (VDH Pandemic) Metrics dashboard is now available online.  This includes Daily Region Metrics and Weekly Transmission Extent.  

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) explains Indicators for Dynamic School Decision-Making. FCPS adheres to VDH and CDC health guidance.

The Virginia Department of Health (VHD) publishes data related to the outbreak of COVID-19 cases in public and private K-12 schools in the Commonwealth. The outbreak data lists those schools and localities in which an outbreak has occurred among students or staff. An outbreak is defined in this dashboard as “the identification of two or more laboratory-confirmed cases of illness that are epidemiologically linked by person, place, and time.” The outbreak data also notes the status of the outbreak, and whether it is in progress, pending closure, or closed. Outbreak-associated case counts and deaths will be suppressed if there are fewer than 5 cases or between 0 and 5 deaths to protect anonymity. Additional information can be found on the K-12 Outbreak dashboard.

FCPS COVID-19 Data Reporting

FCPS is sharing weekly COVID-19 cases that have been self-reported to us. Data is updated weekly, each Friday by 1pm. Any cases occurring after that time are reported for the following week.

This data should be interpreted with caution as it only reflects cases that have been shared with FCPS through self-reporting and may not be aligned to future epidemiological investigations. This data is being shared from a division level, as opposed to school or work site, so that it does not jeopardize sharing personally identifiable, confidential health information involving FCPS students and staff.

Cases reports indicate the total number of COVID-19 cases self-reported to principals/administrators/program managers. Reports were shared with the FCHD to initiate contact tracing.

Bar chart displaying the number of students, visitors and staff by week.  data is available in table below.


COVID-19 Case Type - Weekly

Date *Employees Visitors to FCPS Facilities **Students
9/8/2020 12 0 0
9/14/2020 19 2 4
9/21/2020 11 0 1
9/28/2020 15 0 2
10/5/2020 22 0 3
10/12/2020 12 0 2
10/19/2020 9 0 4
10/26/2020 17 0 10
Total 117 2 26

**Students include any students present in our buildings or on our premises including students attending the Fairfax County Support Return to School (SRS) program.

*Employees include individuals employed by FCPS (working virtually or in-person) as well as Fairfax County SRS employees working in-person in school buildings. Supporting Return to Schools (SRS) numbers, as reported by the Fairfax County Government. Program opened September 8, 2020.