SPS Health Dashboard

SPS Health Dashboard

The health and safety of students and staff is the top priority when making decisions regarding hybrid and/or virtual learning. Suffolk Public Schools has and will continue to work in collaboration with local health officials in making the decision to safely bring students back into the schools. 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as well as the Virginia Department of Health encourage school divisions to look at several core and secondary indicators when making decisions regarding in-person learning.  The core indicators include the number of new cases per 100,000 within the last 14 days, the percentage of COVID-19 PCR tests that are positive during the last 14 days, and the ability of schools to implement 5 key mitigation strategies:
  • Consistent and correct use of masks
  • Social distancing to the largest extent possible
  • Hand hygiene and respiratory etiquette
  • Cleaning and disinfection
  • Contact tracing efforts in collaboration with the local health department.
VDH recently evaluated the differences between the thresholds that CDC set forth in the Indicators for Dynamic School Decision-Making for case incidence and percent positivity and those thresholds originally used in the creation of the Pandemic Metrics tool. In order to be consistent with national standards, VDH has decided to use the CDC thresholds. However, while the CDC Indicators call for 14-day cumulative statistics, the VDH Pandemic Metrics tool is designed to use a 7-day moving average of daily values for case incidence and percent positivity. In order to translate cumulative thresholds for use at the daily level, they have been divided by 14.

The chart below shows a weekly snapshot of the COVID-19 Metric Data for the Eastern Region and the City of Suffolk.  This information is obtained from the Monday data of each week.


COVID-19 Measurements

Local Stats as of 4/12/21


Cases reported since school started on Sept. 8, 2020

In our continued commitment to transparency, we are providing the case information below.  This information will be updated weekly on Mondays.  Any known individual meeting the CDC definition of a close contact to a confirmed COVID-19 positive individual will be contacted by the Suffolk City Health Department or a Suffolk Public Schools staff member directly.  Others at the affected location will receive a notification letter from SPS.

Week Number of Cases Location
9/7/20 - 9/13/20 3 Creekside Elementary (1)
Northern Shores Elementary (2)
9/14/20 - 9/20/20 4 John Yeates Middle (1)
Pioneer Elementary (2)
Kilby Shores Elementary (1)
9/21/20 - 9/27/20 0 No Cases Reported
9/28/20 - 10/4/20 1 King's Fork Middle (1)
10/5/20 - 10/11/20 1 King's Fork Middle (1)
10/12/20 - 10/18/20 2 School Administrative Offices (1)
Kilby Shores Elementary (1)
10/19/20 - 10/25/20 0 No Cases Reported
10/26/20 - 11/1/20 2 Lakeland High School (2)
11/2/20 - 11/8/20 1 King's Fork High School (1)
11/9/20 - 11/15/20 8 King's Fork High School (3)
Nansemond Parkway Elementary (1)
Creekside Elementary (1)
Food & Nutrition Services (1)
Mack Benn, Jr. Elementary (2)
11/16/20 - 11/22/20  4 Mack Benn, Jr. Elementary (1)
School Administrative Offices (1)
Transportation Department (1)
Creekside Elementary (1)
 11/23/20 - 11/29/20  7 Booker T. Washington Elementary (1)
Col. Fred Cherry Middle (2)
Florence Bowser Elementary (1)
Hillpoint Elementary (1)
Nansemond River High (1)
Pioneer Elementary (1)
11/30/20 - 12/6/20  10 Florence Bowser Elementary (1)
King's Fork High (3)
Mack Benn, Jr. Elementary (2)
Pioneer Elementary (2)
School Administrative Offices (1)
Transportation Department (1)
12/7/20 - 12/13/20 6 Forest Glen Middle (1)
King's Fork High (1)
Mack Benn, Jr. Elementary (1)
Nansemond Parkway Elementary (2)
Nansemond River High (1)
12/14/20 - 12/20/20 14 Creekside Elementary (1)
Elephant's Fork Elementary (1)
John Yeates Middle (1)
King's Fork High (2)
Kilby Shores Elementary (1)
Lakeland High (2)
Mack Benn, Jr. Elementary (1)`
Nansemond Parkway Elementary (1)
Nansemond River High (1)
Oakland Elementary (1)
Transportation (2)
12/21/20 - 12/27/20 4 King's Fork Middle (1)
Northern Shores Elementary (1)
Nansemond River High (2)
12/28/20 - 1/3/21 4 Florence Bowser Elementary (2)
John F. Kennedy Middle (1)
King's Fork Middle (1)
 1/4/21 - 1/10/21  15 Creekside Elementary (1)
Col. Fred Cherry Middle (1)
Florence Bowser Elementary (2)
Forest Glen Middle (1)
John F. Kennedy Middle (1)
Kilby Shores Elementary (1)
King's Fork Middle (1)
Mack Benn, Jr. Elementary (2)
Nansemond Parkway Elementary (1)
Nansemond River High (3)
Transportation (1)
1/11/21 - 1/17/21 14 Hillpoint Elementary (1)
John F. Kennedy Middle (1)
King's Fork High (1)
Lakeland High (2)
Mack Benn, Jr. Elementary (4)
Nansemond River High (2)
Northern Shores Elementary (1)
Oakland Elementary (1)
School Administrative Offices (1)
1/18/21 - 1/24/21 13 Booker T. Washington Elementary (2)
Creekside Elementary (1)
Hillpoint Elementary (1)
John F. Kennedy Middle (3)
Nansemond River High (2)
Oakland Elementary (1)
Pioneer Elementary (1)
School Administrative Office (1)
Transportation (1) 
1/25/21 - 1/31/21  15 Booker T. Washington Elementary (2)
Creekside Elementary (1)
Elephant's Fork Elementary (1)
Forest Glen Middle (2)
John F. Kennedy Middle (1)
John Yeates Middle (1)
Maintenance Department (1)
Mack Benn, Jr. Elementary (2)
Nansemond Parkway (1)
Northern Shores Elementary (1)
Oakland Elementary (2)
2/1/21 - 2/7/21  15 Booker T. Washington Elementary (1)
Florence Bowser Elementary (2)
John F. Kennedy Middle (1)
King's Fork High (3)
Lakeland High School (1)
Mack Benn, Jr. Elementary (1)
Nansemond River High School (2)
Northern Shores Elementary (1)
Pioneer Elementary School (1)
Transportation (2)
2/8/21 - 2/14/21 Col. Fred Cherry Middle (1)
Florence Bowser Elementary (1)
Hillpoint Elementary (1)
John F. Kennedy Middle (1)
Maintenance (1)
Pioneer Elementary (1)
Transportation (1)
2/15/21 - 2/21/21 Booker T. Washington (1)
Florence Bowser Elementary (1)
John Yeates Middle (1)
King's Fork Middle (1)
Kilby Shores Elementary (2)
Nansemond River High (1)
2/22/21 - 2/28/21  3 Hillpoint Elementary (1)
Lakeland High (1)
    Technology (1)
3/1/21 - 3/7/21 2 Creekside Elementary (1)
King's Fork Middle (1)
3/8/21 - 3/14/21 7 Booker T. Washington Elementary (1)
Creekside Elementary (2)
Kilby Shores Elementary (1)
King's Fork High (1)
Lakeland High (1) 
Nansemond River High (1)
3/15/21 - 3/21/21  4 Elephant's Fork Elementary (1)
King's Fork High (1)
Nansemond River High (2)
3/22/21 - 3/28/21 Creekside Elementary (1)
Col. Fred Cherry Middle (1)
King's Fork High (3)
King's Fork Middle (2)
Nansemond River High (2)
3/29/21 - 4/4/21 11 College & Career Academy at Pruden (1)
Creekside Elementary (1)
Forest Glen Middle (1)
King's Fork High (2)
Lakeland High (2)
Mack Benn, Jr. Elementary (1)
Nansemond Parkway Elementary (1)
Nansemond River High (1)
Transportation Dept. (1) 
4/5/21 - 4/11/21 2 Booker T. Washington (1)
    College & Career Academy at Pruden (1)

- Case disclaimer:
One case does not equal one individual.  The total number of cases may include a single individual who was in multiple locations.  For example, if an individual who tested positive for COVID-19 was in three different schools, that would count as three cases in the total number.  Cases are reported both for PCR and rapid test results. 

- Outbreak defined:
Per the Virginia Department of Health, an outbreak in a school is defined as at least two confirmed cases of COVID-19 where persons are linked by a common exposure to an ill person, setting, event, and time period. Transmission must occur within the school facility or at a school-sponsored event among students, faculty, staff, or visitors to be classified as a school-associated outbreak.

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