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Number of COVID-19 positive Oswego School District students nearly doubles in one week

Confirmed cases reported among 38 students, up from 21 in prior week

The number of Oswego School District 308 students with confirmed cases of COVID-19 has nearly doubled over the past week.

According to data provided by the district, a total of 95 students were in quarantine, including 56 at the elementary level, 25 in junior high and 12 in high school from Aug. 23-Aug. 29.

Two students in grades or programs other than elementary, junior high and high school were also under quarantine, the data shows.

A total of 38 students were confirmed to have COVID-19, including 14 at the elementary level, 10 in junior high and 14 in high school between Aug. 23-Aug. 29.

The number of COVID-19 positive students in the district nearly doubled from the first week’s total of 21 students, including eight at the elementary level, three in junior high and 10 in high school.

A total of four staff members are currently in quarantine, including three at the elementary level and one at junior high. Four staff members have confirmed cases of COVID-19; two in junior high, one in high school, and one district staff member.

The district has an enrollment of more than 17,000 students.

OSD 308 is measuring its COVID metrics differently this year than it did during the 2020-2021 school year.

This year, COVID-19 metrics for the district are being evaluated in two-week intervals to “reflect trends rather than sharp increases or decreases”, according to a district plan. Metrics will continue to be reported for the district and its service area on the OSD 308 website, and will consist of a 14-day average of new cases per 100,000 population for the four zip codes that are located within the district.

District metrics are updated weekly, and can be found under the “Metrics” tab on the district’s Return to School 21-22 website page.