Coronavirus rates are surging across much of the country again. That means school district leaders must prepare to make quick decisions about how they are operating.
There are two main ways to look at how much the coronavirus has spread in a community:
- the case rate;—or the number of people identified with COVID-19 for every 100,000 people in the community;—and
- the positivity rate, or the percentage of the tests given in a community that come back positive for the virus. If a community has limited testing, it is likely to have a higher percentage of those tests