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Weekly Risk Level Status Check: Week of August 24

The district’s executive leadership team, School Board President, and lead school nurse are meeting weekly with representatives from Fargo Cass Public Health and Essentia Health to discuss COVID-19 data and trends specific to Cass County. This information will be used to make any warranted adjustments to the district’s learning model and safety protocols.

The following information was provided in the August 25 session:

  1. Data & Trends from FCPH
    1. 14-Day Rolling Average of New Cases = 17.21/day in Cass County; 163.57/day across the state.
    2. % Positivity Rate = 2.07% in Cass and 3.28% across the state
    3. The hospitalization rate is holding steady. Available beds and ventilators are still at a very good number.
    4. Our 14-day case rate per 10,000 people in Cass County is 11.82.

While these numbers are higher than last week’s, these increases were anticipated due to the mass testing event sponsored by the ND University System and the kick-off of many pre-school-start activities. At this time, there are no adjustments proposed for the district’s status.

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