Coronavirus in Ohio schools: A breakdown of cases

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Editor’s note: Per the Ohio Department of Health website: As Local Health Departments and the schools they support transition to the new school year, the data reflected, below, may include a combination of cases from the 2020-2021 academic year and 2021-2022 academic year.

(WJW) – One week into the school year, some districts are already seeing coronavirus cases in Ohio.

The Ohio Department of Health tracks the cases as reported to local health departments for public and private schools.

Here are the cumulative numbers of what is being seen county-by-county.

This story will be updated weekly to reflect changes as they happen.

The ODH website does not report how many people are quarantined due to the confirmed cases.

ASHLAND COUNTY – Ashland reported 185 students had tested positive. According to the Ohio Department of Health website, 108 staff tested positive.

ASHTABULA COUNTY – Ashtabula County schools have seen a total of 172 student COVID-19 cases.

Ashtabula Area City Schools reported 77 cases.

CUYAHOGA COUNTY – Most students in Cuyahoga County reported to school for the first day on August 23.

13 student cases and 9 staff member cases were reported on the ODH website.

ERIE COUNTY – Erie County reported 484 students with positive cumulative cases.

270 school staff members across the county had tested positive for COVID-19, according to ODH.

GEAUGA COUNTY – 8 students in Geauga County schools have tested positive for COVID-19, according to the ODH website.

Some schools in the county have yet to officially begin the school year.

HURON COUNTY – There are 4 total student COVID cases reported in Huron County.

All are being reported at Bellevue City Schools.

2 staff cases are confirmed at Norwalk City Schools and 1 at Willard City Schools.

August 24 was the first day of school for many students in this district.

LAKE COUNTY – Lake County reports 12 total student cases of COVID-19.

10 of them are at Willoughby-Eastlake schools.

The district started the school year last week with a mask-optional policy but changed it to masks required because of the number of cases.

2 staff members at the school are also confirmed to COVID.

County-wide, 5 staff members have confirmed positive COVID cases with the health department.

LORAIN COUNTY – Most students in Lorain County started on August 18. During that time, there have been 5 reported COVID cases among students.

Those cases are at Clearview Local Schools and Avon Lake City Schools.

No staff members in the county have been reported to test positive for coronavirus.

MEDINA COUNTY – 13 students in Medina County have tested positive for COVID-19.

Most of the cases that were reported were at Black River Local Schools.

PORTAGE COUNTY – Nearly all of Portage County’s 105 reported COVID-positive student cases were in one district.

Kent City Schools reported 97 student cases and 41 staff cases.

So far, no new cases were reported this school year.

RICHLAND COUNTY – Although many primary and secondary schools haven’t reported back to class yet in Richland County, 119 student cases were reported last school year.

65 of those were in the Shelby City School District, where 35 staff members also reportedly tested positive.

SANDUSKY COUNTY – There are no student or staff cases in Sandusky County. Most schools report on Friday, August 26.

STARK COUNTY – The ODH website shows 126 students tested positive for coronavirus in Stark County.

All students in that district returned to class on Monday, August 23.

Masks are required in the Canton City School District.

SUMMIT COUNTY – The Summit County Department of Public Health reports 10 total cases for all students across the county.

However, many districts have not returned to the classroom yet, including larger districts like Akron Public Schools and Twinsburg City Schools.

5 staff members have tested positive for coronavirus.

TRUMBULL COUNTY – 423 students in Trumbull County have tested positive for COVID-19 that hasn’t even started for all districts.

The cases are widespread across many schools.

The same goes for staff cases.

The county reported 329 positive COVID cases among staff members.

WAYNE COUNTY – The Ohio Department of Health’s website shows 384 cumulative student cases of coronavirus in Wayne County.

Editor’s note: Per the Ohio Department of Health website: As Local Health Departments and the schools they support transition to the new school year, the data reflected, below, may include a combination of cases from the 2020-2021 academic year and 2021-2022 academic year.

Check your individual district here.

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