Littleton Public Schools uses four metrics (with data specific to Arapahoe County) to determine if it is safe to open schools and under what conditions we must shift from In-Person learning to Remote learning.
These metrics are based on science, facts and the best interests of our students and staff. They are NOT based on politics, perception, popularity or what other school districts are doing.
The metric is designed to rate four (4) data points associated with the presence of the virus in Arapahoe County. Each data point is assigned a rating as outlined below and totaled for a rating of relative safety. The rating is tracked over time and must represent a sustained change (7-14 days) to consider a change in whether school is In-Person or remote for the safety of students and staff. The rating will be tracked and presented every day in a transparent manner to our community. If a change is required a communication will be sent to all families.
The Metric uses the following data sets for Arapahoe County:
|37||9/7/2020||7||Link||No major changes; 17 days of score of "7"|
|38||9/8/2020||7||Link||No major changes; 18 days of score of "7"|
|39||9/9/2020||7||Link||No major changes|
|42||9/12/2020||7||Link||No major changes; new presentation of data source|
|43||9/13/2020||7||Link||No major changes|
|44||9/14/2020||7||Link||No major changes|
|45||9/15/2020||7||Link||No major changes|
|46||9/16/2020||7||Link||No major changes; 26 days of score of "7"|
|47||9/17/2020||7||Link||No major changes; 27 days of score of "7"|
|50||9/20/2020||7||Link||New view of hospitalizations, narrowing the range; 30 days of score of "7"|
ARCHIVE #1 August 1-13
ARCHIVE #2 August 14-28
ARCHIVE#3 August 28-Sept 6th
What updates have been made to the modeling?
8/16/2020--Adjusted the threshold scale for the 14-day positivity rate to a lower range: (top left quadrant)
<5.0 = Green
5.0-7.0 = Yellow
>7.0 = Red
Based on advice from Tri-County Health, the link for identifying the 14-day positivity rate was changed to https://data.tchd.org/covid19/testing/ .