We have had the opportunity to review the most recent data from the Summit County Public Health Department. While there are areas of concern, the data is remaining stable. The latest data has shown a decrease in the pediatric case rate. The seven-day average number of cases reported has decreased steadily since August 30. The positivity rate remains around 4% for the State of Ohio, which is a very good percentage. These are all positive signs.
Due to COVID-19, several changes are necessary for bus transportation during the upcoming school year. These decisions were not arrived at lightly and reflect the need to create as much physical distancing as possible on our buses. We apologize in advance for the challenges these changes create.
Thank you to Akron Children’s Hospital School Health team for putting together a short series of videos to help us stay safe and healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic. The videos help us understand face mask etiquette, hand washing and sanitizing, how to make a no-sew mask, understanding social distancing, and cross contamination. Please click “Learn More” for a list of videos.