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Community Health Indicators

About These Indicators

In Rockwood, we have continued our regular collaboration with superintendents, medical professionals, and healthcare professionals. These indicators are a starting point, and one of the many factors we may consider in the health of our own school community. As always, the driving force behind any decision-making is the safety and well-being of students, staff and school communities.

This data was last updated on 5/7/21.

We update this information on Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Data will not be posted on days in which the district is closed.

Please know that the data reflects information provided by the St. Louis County Department of Public Health, as well as information compiled by EducationPlus; it may be subject to change if we get updates from these community organizations.

Regional Transmission Rate

Viral transmission represents the average number of people that one person with COVID-19 is likely to infect in a population without any immunity or any interventions. The risk is less to individuals when community transmission rates ar​e low.​​

Target of moving to 1.00 or less. Above 1.0 means increasing the spread, and under 1.0 means reducing the spread of the virus.​​​​

Note: T​he report on March 30, 2021 from EdPlus notes the following, "This is the first week using the updated LEMMA 2.0 Model. Previous week comparison data is not available." No additional information regarding LEMMA 2.0 was found at the time of publication of the EdPlus report to better understand this change.

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Above 1.0Below 1.0
Date Transmission Rate

Test Positivity Rate

​​The percent positive is exactly what it sounds like: the percentage of all coronavirus tests performed that are positive.

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More Than 10%Less than 10% and More Than 5%Less Than 5%
Date Positivity Rate

Seven-Day Average of New Daily Case Rates

​A seven-day moving average of new daily cases per 100,000 is used to account for fluctuations that may occur in the data, such as fewer cases being reported on weekends. The intent is to give a more representative view of the ongoing COVID-19 new case rate.

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25+ cases per 100,00010-24 cases per 100,0001-9 cases per 100,000Less than 1 case per 100,000
Week Seven-Day Average

Fourteen-Day Comparison of Change in New Cases

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Cases are Increasing (More Than 10%)Cases are Flat (Between 10% and -10%)Cases Decreasing (More Than -10%)
14-Day Period Change in Cases

​Rate of Cases by Age Group

Trends in COVID-19 incidence​ by age groups​ are mixed. Between 03/16 and 03/29, some age groups (0–9, 20–29, and 30–39 year-olds) saw net increases of 15 percent or more, while other age groups (10–19 and 50–59 year-olds) experienced net decreases of a similar magnitude. As of 03/29, the average rate of newly diagnosed COVID-19 cases is lowest among 0–9 year-olds, 70–79 year-olds, and people aged 80 years and older (7.5, 7.6, and 8.5 cases per 100,000 perday, respectively) and highest among 20–29 year-olds (21.9 cases per 100,000 per day).

What Can I Do to Help?

We must all do our part during this pandemic. Wear a face covering, maintain social distancing protocols, stay at home when you're not feeling well, and wash your hands frequently. By following these simple health guidelines, you will be helping your family and our Rockwood school community. Find out more preventative measures from the Centers for Disease Control.

We wanted to provide this information so that all may track and trend our progress as a community. We ask you to take the necessary steps to improve these numbers. It is up to us.​​