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Leon County Schools now providing daily updates through COVID-19 dashboard

Posted at 5:27 PM, Sep 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-08 17:27:20-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — District leaders are adding another layer of transparency when it comes to the number of COVID-19 cases in Leon County Schools.

Following the first few cases of the coronavirus appearing in schools just 48-hours after the first day, superintendent Rocky Hanna announced the new feature would be available Monday.

While district offices were closed for the holiday, parents can now look forward to daily updates identifying the number of cases by each school.

"So what to expect is we will be updating it daily," said Chris Petley, the spokesperson for LCS. "This will not be a cumulative total. It will be between four and five because that is when school is out and that is adequate time for parents to notify our schools to let them know about if their student is a positive case. And then that way we can update our website every day and let folks know what it looks like within our schools."

Petley adds that this is in addition to the direct communication that they will have throughout the day, immediately following COVID-19 case notifications.