Updated Website Details Positive COVID Cases in Montana Schools
The school year has started interestingly so far. After spending much of the past year either in “distance learning” programs or in class masked, the children are eager to return to normal. Unfortunately, the return to “normal” means that children are getting sick. Parents know how to do it. When children are in school, they are prone to colds or just snotty noses. In my household we are only 10 days in the new school year and my 9-year-old has been at home with a bad cold for three days. What would have been a maximum of a day or two before the pandemic, but it’s different now. The idea of sending a child to school with only mild symptoms of an illness seems wrong.
The COVID-19 pandemic is making parents nervous. Even a child’s smallest runny nose makes parents wonder if these are early signs of something worse. Now that the Delta variant is affecting more and more children, it’s no surprise parents start to feel anxious when their child comes home with a mild fever and cough.
But how many of the K-12 students in Montana actually test positive for COVID 19? How many positive cases have been reported to your child’s school? A recently updated website called covidschooltracker.com has a full list of the reported positive cases in every single K-12 school across the state of Montana. The website also contains reported positive cases for Montana colleges and universities.
All information comes directly from the Montana Communicable Diseases Epidemiology / MT DPHHS.