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COVID-19 Metrics Tracker

UNDER CONSTRUCTION: The State of Oregon adjusted the advisory metrics for Oregon schools on January 19. This page will be updated to reflect the new information. 

 

LANE COUNTY COVID-19 METRICS
as reported by the Oregon Health Authority

Reporting Period Lane County 14-Day
Case Rate per 100,000
(< 50) (<100)
Lane County 14-Day
Test Positivity
(< 5%) (<8%)
Jan. 3–16 292.7 3.5%
Dec. 27–Jan. 9 281.4 3.7%
Dec. 20–Jan. 2 248.9 4.8%
Dec. 13–26 286.9 3.2%
Dec. 6–19 346.3 2.8%
Nov. 29–Dec. 12 329.9 4.3%
Nov. 22–Dec. 5 288.5 4.0%
Nov. 15–28 274.2 3.6%
Nov. 8–21 251.8 3.3%
Nov. 1–14 175.5 8.9% / 2.7% (methodology change)
Oct. 25–Nov. 7 133.6 7.6% / 2.0% (methodology change)
Oct. 18–31 131.4 6.4%
Oct. 11–24 146.5 6.8%
Oct. 4–17 164.4 6.9%

Oregon Metrics for Resuming Hybrid / On-Site Learning 

  • ON-SITE LEARNING FOR ALL STUDENTS:
    Districts may decide to begin on-site learning if both numbers are green
  • ON-SITE LEARNING PHASE-IN STARTING WITH YOUNGEST GRADES:
    Districts may decide to begin on-site learning if both numbers are yellow or if one is yellow and one green
  • REMAIN IN COMPREHENSIVE DISTANCE LEARNING:
    Districts will not begin on-site learning if either number is red

 


About the Metrics for Resuming Hybrid / On-Site Learning 

Eugene School District 4J students are currently learning online in the 2020–21 school year due to the coronavirus pandemic. The district is planning to phase in students’ return to school buildings in a hybrid model, with groups of students attending school on-site and online in alternating weeks, starting with the youngest grades as early as February 2020 depending on public health conditions.

The State of Oregon has established public health metrics and guidance for when schools may resume teaching and learning on-site, in full compliance with the health and safety measures required in the state guidance for Ready Schools, Safe Learners. These metrics, developed in conjunction with the Oregon Health Authority and Oregon Department of Education, were originally issued in July and revised in October 2020.

Per Governor Kate Brown’s announcement on December 23, 2020, beginning January 1, 2021, these metrics shifted from a mandatory requirement to advisory recommendations, allowing school districts to consider more localized health conditions and readiness to meet public health and safety requirements and make local determinations on when it is appropriate to shift to an in-person instructional model.

Under the advisory public health metrics:

For schools to phase in on-site instruction,
– starting with kindergarten up to 3rd grade 
– potentially followed by older elementary grades
– potentially followed later by middle and high school grades
– following all distancing, cohorting, and other health and safety measures:

Over the preceding two-week period, Lane County should have had:

  • Fewer than 100 new positive cases per 100,000 population, AND
  • Less than 8% positive results in COVID-19 tests

For all grades to return to on-site learning,
– for any or all grades, phased in or all at once
– following all distancing, cohorting, and other health and safety measures:

Over the preceding two-week period, Lane County should have had:

  • Fewer than 50 new positive cases per 100,000 population, AND
  • Less than 5% positive results in COVID-19 tests

Note: Lane County COVID-19 case rates are assigned to the week when the underlying cases were first identified by public health as confirmed or presumptive. Test positivity data are assigned to the week when a test sample was collected. All data are provisional and subject to change. More information about how the testing data are collected and tracked can be found at Oregon Health Authority and Lane County Public Health

 

 

  


PREVIOUS COVID-19 METRICS FOR IN-PERSON LEARNING

Below are the weekly metrics the Oregon Health Authority reported from July to October 2020, before the change in metrics. These metrics are no longer in effect and are being retained for archival purposes.

WEEK OF
Lane County 7-Day Case Rate per 100,000
(≤ 10)  (> 10)  (> 30)
Lane County 7-Day Test Positivity
(≤ 5%)  (> 5%)
Oregon 7-Day Test Positivity
(≤ 5%)  (> 5%)
Oct. 18–24 69.7 7.2% 6.5%
Oct. 11–17 77.9 6.4% 5.6%
Oct. 4–10 86.6 6.7% 5.8%
Sept. 27–Oct. 3 68.9 5.9% 5.5%
Sept. 20–26 64.9 5.7% 5.9%
Sept. 13–19 30.1 4.6% 5.7%
Sept. 6–12 15.8 2.9% 5.0%
Aug. 30–Sept. 5 22.7 2.5% 4.3%
Aug. 23–29 12.9 2.0% 4.4%
Aug. 16–22 7.7 1.0% 4.8%
Aug. 9–15 10.3 1.1% 5.1%
Aug. 2–8 17.9 1.6% 5.2%
July 26–Aug. 1 18.5 2.2% 6.2%
July 19–25 14.0 1.3% 5.7%
July 12–18 23.5 1.4% 5.3%
July 5–11 22.7 2.0% 5.7%

 

About the Previous Metrics

Through late October, the following metrics needed to be met for on-site learning to resume in Oregon:

To allow schools to begin providing limited, targeted in-person instruction while most students are learning online:

  • No new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the past 14 days among school staff or students (regardless of whether they have been on-site at school).

To allow schools to resume on-site learning for grades K–3:

  • No new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the past 14 days among school staff or students (regardless of whether they have been on-site at school).

     –  AND for the previous 3 weeks in a row:

  • ≤ 30 new positive cases per 100,000 population in Lane County
  • ≤ 5% positive results in COVID-19 tests in Lane County
  • ≤ 5% positive results in COVID-19 tests in Oregon

To allow schools to resume on-site learning for all grades in a hybrid model:

For the previous 3 weeks in a row:

  • ≤ 10 new positive cases per 100,000 population in Lane County
  • ≤ 5% positive results in COVID-19 tests in Lane County
  • ≤ 5% positive results in COVID-19 tests in Oregon

 

What Changed

The modified state metrics for in-person learning announced on Oct. 30 include four key changes from the previous metrics:

  1. Remove as a metric the state positivity rate (i.e.  the percentage of all coronavirus tests administered within a given period in Oregon that is positive)
  2. Change the time period for calculating the metrics to one two-week period rather than three consecutive one-week periods.
  3. Ease the metric for county case rate per 100,000.
  4. Expand on-site or hybrid learning to K–6, starting with K–3 and adding additional grades over time, if the metrics that allow younger students to return to school buildings are met.