Dashboard to track COVID-19 cases in Tenn. schools delayed due to technical difficulties

WATCH: Dashboard tracking COVID-19 cases in Tenn. schools delayed due to technical difficulties

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — A brand-new database designed to track the number of COVID-19 cases in Tennessee schools is delayed due to technical difficulties.

The state still plans on launching the dashboard before the end of the week.

Right now there are issues with processing data across a number of school districts.

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Once the kinks are ironed out here’s how it will work. Schools submit their COVID-19 data every week. That includes positive cases, absences and how they’re impacting the way teachers teach. Then parents can access the dashboard using an interactive map or a drop down menu.

More information for parents will give them more ability to make decisions about their child.

Even though there are technical difficulties, schools are required to report their data by September 22.

Schools with fewer than 50 students will not be reported in the dashboard to protect student privacy.

Also, schools with fewer than 5 positive cases will not be required to report.

The Tennessee Department of Education issued the statement below regarding its COVID-19 District Information Dashboard:

The anticipated launch of the Tennessee Department of Education dashboard tracking COVID-19 cases in schools has been delayed due to technical difficulties with processing data across a number of school districts. TDOE is working to rectify this technical issue with the intent to launch the COVID-19 case tracking dashboard before the end of the week. Full reporting across every district is expected by September 22 and we thank districts for their partnership in providing helpful data for educators, leaders and families.

For access to additional resources related to reopening schools, visit the Tennessee Department of Education’s Reopening webpage.

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