COVID-19 Health Metrics
FCPS will be sharing daily updates regarding COVID-19 cases
FCPS COVID-19 Case Dashboard for School Year 2021-2022
On a daily basis, Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) shares COVID-19 cases (self reported to us by students and staff). More information about the data is available in the "About" tab below.
COVID-19 Community LevelCommunity levels are a new tool to help communities decide what prevention steps to take based on the latest data.
FCPS COVID-19 Close Contact Dashboard for School Year 2021-2022 (Archived)
On January 26, 2022, the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) provided Revised Interim Guidance for the Prevention of COVID-19 in Virginia K12 Schools, no longer requiring schools to report every positive case of COVID-19 to their local health department.
Between the dates of February 5 - 28, 2022, FCPS continued to report the number of students and staff identified as close contacts to a positive case on the FCPS COVID-19 Close Contact Dashboard. The number of close contacts reflected on the dashboard indicates the number of close contacts identified at the time the positive case was reported and does not reflect the number of students/staff that may have later met requirements to be exempted from quarantine.
Effective March 1, 2022, FCPS will no longer be contact tracing individual cases of COVID and will no longer be reporting the number of close contacts to each case. FCPS will now report suspected outbreaks to the Fairfax County Health department when the following occurs:
- Three cases have onset of Illness (or if asymptomatic, positive specimen collection date) within a 14-day period, and are epidemiologically-linked (associated in person, place and time) without another more likely source of exposure (e.g. household of close contact to a confirmed case outside of the school setting).
- Multiple cases comprising greater than 10% of a group/population without well-defined epi-links (e.g. in a grade, among teachers, school-wide, etc).
Response to Cases at School
FCPS has specific procedures in place in order to respond to a COVID positive case at school.
Dashboard for Previous School Year
Data for the FCPS COVID-19 Case Dashboard for School Year 2020-21 was not updated after August 12, 2021.
VDH Outbreak Dashboard
The K-12 Schools Reporting Outbreaks of COVID-19 publishes data related to the outbreak of COVID-19 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 about outbreaks in Virginia is available.
FCPS COVID-19 Quarantine Data Reporting for School Year 2021-2022 (Archived)
Between the dates of October 1, 2021 through February 5, 2022, Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) shared COVID-19 quarantine data for students and staff. Due to changes in reporting, all close contact data reported is now available in the FCPS COVID-19 Close Contact Data Reporting chart below. More information about the data is available in the "About" tab above.