There are many numbers reported on a daily basis. It can be difficult to determine exactly what to focus on when making decisions about the health and safety of our students, families, and employees. Therefore, we take our lead from our local health officials.
Our Chesapeake Public Schools School Health Advisory Board (SHAB) will serve as an advocate for a comprehensive school health program designed to protect and promote the health and well being of students and school personnel. Our SHAB is composed of individuals from broad-based segments of the community, including parents, private and public health officials, a Chesapeake Public Schools board member, social service representatives, school administrators and educators.
Our SHAB is in constant communication with the Chesapeake Health Department to ensure we are aware of the current COVID-19 case numbers in our area. Their recommendation is to use the Virginia Department of Health Pandemic Metrics for the Eastern Region in conjunction with CDC School Metrics data – both of which are linked below. If an exposure occurs within our buildings, we will adhere to the guidelines for communicating Covid-19 positive cases outlined here.