Here are the major data sources for COVID-19 in United States K-12 schools. We’ve included annotations for all 50 states and the District of Columbia, as well as national sources compiled by independent researchers.
The page is split into two tables: national sources and state sources. Click on a row to see detailed annotations on that source.
This resource will be updated monthly. The most recent update was September 26, 2021.
State data availability
As of September 26, 2021:
- 31 states and the District of Columbia are reporting COVID-19 cases in K-12 schools, in some form
- 10 states are reporting incomplete data on school outbreaks or cases in school-aged children
- 24 states are separating out school case counts by students and staff
- 4 states are reporting deaths linked to school outbreaks
- 1 state is reporting COVID-19 tests conducted for school students and staff (New York)
- 4 states are reporting in-person enrollment (Delaware, New York, Texas, Utah; North Dakota reports enrollment, but does not specify in-person vs. virtual)
State K-12 school data sourcesAnnotations on how every state and D.C. is (or isn't) tracking COVID-19 in K-12 schools.
|State||Reporting school data?||Link||Navigation notes||Geographies available||Metrics available||Separating out cases by students/staff?||Update schedule||Other notes||Annotations last updated|
|Alabama||Yes||https://alpublichealth.maps.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html#/c6909b3820ae4047b0317fa00abc46fc||District||Recent & cumulative cases||No||Weekly||Districts reporting 1-4 cases in a week are shown as "<5" to protect individual privacy. Dashboard not updating during the summer, resumes mid-September 2021.||9/25 0:00|
|Arizona||Somewhat||https://www.azdhs.gov/preparedness/epidemiology-disease-control/infectious-disease-epidemiology/covid-19/dashboards/index.php||Click "Congregate settings with positive COVID-19 cases"||Entire state||Schools with outbreaks||No||Daily||Data reflect the number of schools with confirmed COVID-19 outbreaks||9/25/2021|
|Arkansas||Yes||https://achi.net/covid19/||Scroll down to "COVID-19: LOCAL DATA" and click "BY SCHOOL DISTRICT"||District||Recent & cumulative cases||Yes||Weekly||As of September 2021, Arkansas is once again reporting cases in schools (following a break from March 2021 to September).||9/25/2021|
|California||No||Data on district opening status available at https://schools.covid19.ca.gov/||9/26/2021|
|Colorado||Yes||https://covid19.colorado.gov/covid19-outbreak-data||Command+F/cntrl+F their spreadsheet to find school data, as the report tracks outbreaks in general||School||Cumulative cases, deaths||Yes||Weekly||K-12 schools are included in weekly "outbreak reports." Both "active" and "resolved" outbreaks are reported. For staff vs student cases, see staff vs resident designation.||9/25/2021|
|Connecticut||Yes||https://data.ct.gov/stories/s/COVID-19-in-PK-12-Public-and-Private-Schools/mpdc-p8wg/||School||Recent & cumulative cases||Yes||Weekly||Cumulative data for the state are split by student/staff, but data for individual districts are not. For historical data going back to October, see the downloadable dataset: https://data.ct.gov/Health-and-Human-Services/COVID-19-Cases-in-CT-Schools-By-School-/u8jq-fxc2||9/25/2021|
|District of Columbia||Yes||https://coronavirus.dc.gov/data||See "K-12 Schools Data"||School||Recent & cumulative cases||Yes||Other||Updated 4-5 times per week, on days that school is in session. Dashboard includes information on cases by school level, school type, staff role, and symptomatic/asymptomatic.||9/25/2021|
|Delaware||Yes||https://myhealthycommunity.dhss.delaware.gov/locations/state/in-person-contagious||District||Recent & cumulative cases, in-person enrollment||Yes||Weekly||Delaware's dashboard was down from June 23, 2021 through August; it has since returned for the fall.||9/25/2021|
|Florida||No||https://floridahealthcovid19.gov/||No||Florida switched to a single weekly report with no school data in early June: https://coviddatadispatch.com/2021/06/06/covid-source-callout-floridas-schedule-change/||9/25/2021|
|Georgia||Somewhat||https://dph.georgia.gov/school-aged-covid-19-surveillance-data||Weekly reports||County||Cases in school-aged children||No||Weekly||Georgia reports cases in school-aged children, but does not report specific cases in schools. Hospitalizations and PCR test positivity are also reported for school-aged children (totals for the state).||9/25/2021|
|Hawaii||Yes||http://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ConnectWithUs/MediaRoom/PressReleases/Pages/COVID-19-Information-Updates.aspx||See "school level view" for granular data||School||Recent & cumulative cases||Yes||Weekly||Starting end of July 2021: For each case, HIDOE reports the date a positive test was reported to the school and the date that student/staffer was last on a school campus.||9/25/2021|
|Idaho||Yes||https://coronavirus.idaho.gov/resources-for-schools/||See "2021-2022 Weekly summary of COVID-19 in schools" for the current school year, PDFs for previous year||School||Recent & cumulative cases||No||Weekly||Cases are included for the past five weeks + cumulative. Data are excluded for schools with less than 50 students enrolled or without enrollment info; but enrollment info is not provided.||9/25/2021|
|Illinois||Somewhat||https://dph.illinois.gov/countyschool?county=Adams||"Youth cases" reported by county. Click "Metrics for School Determination of Community Spread" to see the value.||County||Recent cases||No||Weekly||9/25/2021|
|Indiana||Yes||https://www.coronavirus.in.gov/2393.htm||Click "School." Click on a specific school on the dashboard or use the Filter function to see case counts.||School||Recent & cumulative cases||Yes||Weekly||Case numbers under 5 are suppressed for privacy. Indiana reports race and ethnicity data for school cases (where available).||9/25/2021|
|Iowa||No||Test positivity||Iowa used to report test positivity by school district (not specific cases/tests in schools.) This page is down as of Feb. 20. While the state is not making case counts available, nonprofit orgs Iowa COVID-19 Tracker and the Iowa State Education Association have partnered on an unofficial tracker, available here: https://iowacovid19tracker.org/covid-19-in-our-schools/||9/25/2021|
|Kansas||Yes||https://www.coronavirus.kdheks.gov/160/COVID-19-in-Kansas||Click "Cluster Summary"||Entire state||Cumulative cases, deaths, hospitalizations||No||Weekly||Kansas "clusters" include cases in school outbreaks and case counts for specific K-12 schools and higher ed institutions associated with recent outbreaks.||9/25/2021|
|Kentucky||Somewhat||https://public.tableau.com/profile/chfs.dph#!/vizhome/COVID19SchoolSelfReportngData/SchoolSelfReportCovid19DB||[Dashboard is down as of September 26]|
Use filters to choose a reporting level and county/district/school.
|School||Recent & cumulative cases||Yes||Daily||Case reporting includes today, current week, last week, and cumulative. Dashboard was down during checks on July 10, August 7, and September 26; unclear if/when it will resume reporting.||9/26/2021|
|Louisiana||Yes||https://ldh.la.gov/index.cfm/page/3997||See links under "K-12 Schools Reporting"||County||Recent & cumulative cases||Yes||Weekly||Cases include individuals who have had positive PCR and antigen tests. Reporting paused for the summer on June 9.||9/25/2021|
|Maine||Yes||https://public.tableau.com/profile/maine.cdc.covid.19.response#!/vizhome/COVID-19casesbyschool/maine-covid-19-cases-by-school?publish=yes||School||Other cases||No||Weekly||Cases for the past 30 days are reported, and schools with more than 3 cases in 14 days which are epidemiologically linked are classified as having an "open outbreak." Cases include individuals who have had positive PCR and antigen tests. Case numbers below 5 are suppressed for privacy.||9/25/2021|
|Maryland||Yes||https://coronavirus.maryland.gov/datasets/md-covid19-schooloutbreaks/data?selectedAttribute=CountyReport||School||Recent & cumulative cases||No||Weekly||Different schools have different report dates, but all are within a week of one another.||9/25/2021|
|Massachusetts||Yes||https://www.doe.mass.edu/covid19/positive-cases/||Weekly reports are posted in the form of MS Excel spreadsheets; see different tabs of the spreadsheet for state totals, districts, and other school types||District||Recent cases||Yes||Weekly||Cases reported for the past week only.||9/25/2021|
|Michigan||Somewhat||https://www.michigan.gov/coronavirus/0,9753,7-406-98163_98173_102480---,00.html||School||Outbreak cases||Yes||Weekly||Schools that have had outbreaks are listed, with total cases or cases in the past 28 days (depending on the school). Outbreaks are labeled as "Staff, students, or both?" but the case counts are not broken out as such.||9/25/2021|
|Minnesota||Somewhat||https://www.health.state.mn.us/diseases/coronavirus/situation.html#k121||Scroll down to "Facilities with Cases & Exposures" and click "Cases in Pre-K through Grade 12 School Buildings, by County"||School||Schools with outbreaks||No||Weekly||MN reports a list of schools which have had 5 or more confirmed cases during the past two weeks. Actual case numbers are not reported. Also, a singular past MN report listed cumulative cases in the state as of October 1, 2020: https://www.health.state.mn.us/diseases/coronavirus/stats/covidweekly40sa.pdf||9/25/2021|
|Mississippi||Yes||https://msdh.ms.gov/msdhsite/_static/14,0,420,972.html||Weekly reports posted as PDFs.||School||Recent & cumulative cases||Yes||Weekly||Case numbers between 1-5 are suppressed to protect privacy. Report includes total students and teachers/staff quarantined due to COVID-19 exposure in the past week.||9/25/2021|
|Missouri||Somewhat||https://health.mo.gov/living/healthcondiseases/communicable/novel-coronavirus/data/public-health/||Click "School Districts"||District||Cases in school-aged children||No||Weekly||Case counts include all cases among school-aged residents of the district, regardless of whether they're enrolled in school. Cases are split by age (5-9, 10-14, 15-19). Case numbers between 1-10 are suppressed to protect privacy.||9/25/2021|
|Montana||Yes||https://dphhs.mt.gov/publichealth/cdepi/diseases/coronavirusmt/demographics||Click "COVID-19 in Montana Schools"||School||Recent & cumulative cases||Yes||Weekly||Reports include total cases and cases in the last two weeks.||9/26/2021|
|Nevada||No||Nevada's outbreak dashboard reports a count of cases in childcare facilities, but not schools.||9/26/2021|
|New Hampshire||Yes||https://www.covid19.nh.gov/dashboard/schools||School||Recent & cumulative cases||No||Daily||Cases for each school are split into "active" and "recovered," with a Y/N column indicating whether an outbreak is currently in progress. A map of the state shows each district's current model (in-person, remote, etc).||9/26/2021|
|New Jersey||Yes||https://www.nj.gov/health/cd/topics/covid2019_dashboard.shtml||Click "more tabs" icon on the right, then select "Schools" tab||County||Cumulative cases||No||Other||Confirmed school outbreaks and total oubreak-linked cases are listed for each county. Reporting frequency is not clearly labeled.||9/26/2021|
|New Mexico||No||https://webnew.ped.state.nm.us/ped-covid-status/||New Mexico temporarily provided K-12 COVID-19 data in weekly reports during March and April 2021, but has not reported data since then.||9/26/2021|
|New York||Yes||https://schoolcovidreportcard.health.ny.gov/#/home||School||Recent & cumulative cases, tests, test positivity, in-person enrollment||Yes||Daily||In addition to the total number of tests administered, NY reports the test type and lab name for each school. Test turnaround times are also reported for some schools. Dashboard is unavailable as of September 26; note on the page reads: "The New York State School COVID Report Card website is currently being updated; as such, survey data will not be displayed to the public temporarily."||9/26/2021|
|North Carolina||Yes||https://covid19.ncdhhs.gov/dashboard/outbreaks-and-clusters||See "COVID-19 Ongoing Clusters in Child Care and School Settings Report"||School||Cumulative cases, deaths||Yes||Weekly||Reports only include schools and childcare facilities with "ongoing clusters" and "outbreaks," not all schools in the state.||9/26/2021|
|North Dakota||Yes||https://www.health.nd.gov/k-12-school-dashboard||School||Recent & cumulative cases, in-person enrollment||Yes||Daily||North Dakota reports enrollment but doesn't specify if it's in-person or not. Page was not accessible on September 26.||9/26/2021|
|Ohio||Yes||https://coronavirus.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/covid-19/dashboards/schools-and-children/schools/schools||School||Recent & cumulative cases||Yes||Weekly||9/26/2021|
|Oklahoma||No||StateImpact Oklahoma (a journalistic organization) is tracking cases in Oklahoma schools: https://www.kosu.org/show/stateimpact-oklahoma/2021-08-19/as-a-new-school-year-starts-stateimpact-is-tracking-covid-19s-impact||9/26/2021|
|Oregon||Yes||https://govstatus.egov.com/OR-OHA-COVID-19||See "Weekly Outbreak Report," then search within for "Kindergarten-12th Grade School Report"||School||Cumulative cases||Yes||Weekly||Schools are divided into those with "recent cases" and those with "resolved cases" (past outbreaks). For each school, the date of the most recent case is included.||9/26/2021|
|Rhode Island||Yes||https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1c2QrNMz8pIbYEKzMJL7Uh2dtThOJa2j1sSMwiDo5Gz4/edit#gid=594871904||See "Cases by School and Learning Style" tab||School||Recent & cumulative cases||Yes||Weekly||Case numbers under 10 are suppressed for privacy.||9/26/2021|
|South Carolina||Yes||https://scdhec.gov/covid19/resources-community-covid-19/covid-19-cases-associated-staff-students||See "Student, Staff Isolation & Quarantine Report"||School||Recent & cumulative cases||Yes||Weekly||Students/staff in isolation and quarantine are reported for each school. Case numbers under 5 are suppressed for privacy. South Carolina had a dashboard in the 2020-2021 school year; this was replaced with a weekly report for 2021-2022.||9/26/2021|
|South Dakota||Yes||https://doh.sd.gov/documents/COVID19/School-College_COVID_cases.pdf||Entire state||Recent & cumulative cases||Yes||Weekly||Total cases by week are reported for K-12 schools and higher ed institutions.||9/26/2021|
|Tennessee||Yes||https://districtinformation.tnedu.gov/covid-information/map-view||Right-click on the map and select "show as table" to see all data||School||Recent cases||Yes||Weekly||Schools with fewer than 50 students are not included in the dataset. Case numbers under 5 are suppressed for privacy. Operating models (in-person, hybrid, remote) are available for each district.||9/26/2021|
|Texas||Yes||https://dshs.texas.gov/coronavirus/schools/texas-education-agency/||See "Local Education Agency report for week ending..." for downloadable files with school-level data.||School||Recent & cumulative cases, in-person enrollment||Yes||Weekly||Total enrollment and on-campus enrollment included for each school as of January 2021. Sources of infection (on-campus vs. off-campus) are also reported.||9/26/2021|
|Utah||Yes||https://coronavirus.utah.gov/case-counts/||Click "Schools" in the top right||School||Recent & cumulative cases, test positivity, in-person enrollment||Yes||Daily||Active cases are defined as cases reported in the past two weeks. Case numbers under 5 are suppressed for privacy.||9/26/2021|
|Vermont||Yes||https://www.healthvermont.gov/sites/default/files/documents/pdf/COVID19-Transmission-Schools.pdf||School||Recent & cumulative cases||No||Weekly||Schools with under 25 students are reported in a single "total for all suppressed schools" count.||9/26/2021|
|Virginia||Somewhat||https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus/coronavirus/covid-19-in-virginia-outbreaks/||Click "Outbreaks," see "K-12"||County||Other cases, deaths||No||Daily||K-12 schools are included in VA's outbreak report; cumulative and weekly case counts are included going back to March 2020. Cases may be sorted by local health district using the dropdown menu at the top of the dashboard.||9/26/2021|
|Washington||Somewhat||https://www.doh.wa.gov/Emergencies/COVID19/DataDashboard#tables||See "Outbreaks in Washington State K-12 Schools" at the bottom of the page||County||Outbreak cases||No||Weekly||WA reports cases for outbreaks in K-12 schools, not all K-12 cases. Reporting is on pause from July to September, and has not yet resumed as of September 26.||9/26/2021|
|West Virginia||Yes||https://wvde.us/schooloutbreaks/||School||Cumulative cases||No||Other||Updated "as data are made available." Case counts are only reported for schools with outbreaks, which constitute multiple cases in a classroom, extracurricular activity, etc. (See precise definition on the website.) School closures are also reported, with closure dates and reason for closing.||9/26/2021|
|Wisconsin||Somewhat||https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/covid-19/investigations.htm||County||Counties with school outbreaks||No||Weekly||WI reports a list of counties where "facility-wide COVID-19 public health investigations" have been conducted in educational facilities. Actual case numbers are not reported.||9/26/2021|
|Wyoming||No||The Casper Star Tribune recently reported on the lack of K-12 COVID-19 data in Wyoming: https://trib.com/news/state-and-regional/no-state-agency-is-tracking-k-12-covid-19-quarantines-in-wyoming/article_17692255-1529-51fd-a4ce-52be52b8915a.html||9/26/2021|
National data sources
National K-12 school dashboardsFederal and independent research efforts tracking COVID-19 in K-12 schools.
|Name||Link||Geographies available||Metrics available||Update schedule||Time series||Notes||Annotations last updated|
|Edunomis Lab: District Budget Decisions & Labor Implications||https://edunomicslab.org/district-budget-decisions-labor-implications/||District||District enrollment, district action under consideration/taken, district action category||Daily||None||Edunomics Lab at Georgetown University has compiled a database of choices school districts are making about how to change their budgets and hiring during the COVID-19 pandemic. District choices are categorized as budget trimming, salary reductions, benefits adjustment, furloughs, and layoffs.||2021-09-26|
|COVID-19 School Data Hub (by Emily Oster et al.)||https://www.covidschooldatahub.com/||School||School/district learning model, mask mandates, school cases, student enrollment||Unclear||Weekly where available, for the 2020-2021 school year||Emily Oster, one of the leading (and most controversial) researchers on COVID-19 cases in K-12 schools, has a new schools dashboard. The dashboard currently provides data from the 2020-2021 school year, including schools’ learning modes (in-person, hybrid, virtual) and case counts. Of course, data are only available for about half of states. You can read more about the dashboard in this Substack post from Oster: https://emilyoster.substack.com/p/special-edition-today-covid-19-school||2021-09-26|
|Burbio's K-12 School Opening Tracker||https://cai.burbio.com/school-opening-tracker/||District||District learning model (in-person, hybrid, virtual), school closures in fall 2021||Unclear||Weekly for 2020-2021 school year||From Burbio's methodology page: "Burbio audits over 1,200 school districts representing 47% of the US K-12 student enrollment in over 35,000 schools in 50 states." More info here: https://about.burbio.com/methodology/||2021-09-26|
|Monthly School Survey Dashboard (U.S. Department of Education)||https://ies.ed.gov/schoolsurvey/||Entire state||Learning model, enrollment, attendance, teacher vaccinations||Monthly||Monthly for spring 2021||This is the singular federal data source on COVID-19 in K-12 schools. It doesn't include any actual case counts, just data on learning modes and enrollment, taken from a survey focusing on 4th- and 8th-grade students. Data are available for about half of U.S. states and a handful of districts. The dashboard was last updated in May 2021.||2021-09-26|
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