Adjusted Case Rate Data

Adjusted Case rate Data

At the request of numerous school officials in Washington County, we have received adjusted case rate data which excludes the population and positive cases in the local correctional facilities. Noted below is the relevant communication from David Brummel, Deputy Director, Washington County Public Health & Environment:

This morning, the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) released an updated 14 day case rate for the period 10/04/2020 to 10/17/2020. The MDH case rate includes COVID-19 cases from the Minnesota Correctional Facility (MCF) in Stillwater (technically in Bayport) and in Oak Park Heights. The Washington County Department of Public Health and Environment (PHE) is aware that many residents have asked school superintendents and Washington County commissioners for a 14 day case rate which removes prison inmate COVID-19 cases from the case rate calculation. In response, PHE is updating our COVID-19 data dashboard this afternoon to include an adjusted 14-day case rate that removes MCF inmate COVID-19 cases for the time period starting 9/27/20. PHE will also create a social media post directing the public to the adjusted data on our dashboard. We intend to include this adjusted case rate until the prison outbreak has stabilized.
 
It is important to note, that even with MCF cases removed from the 14 day case rate, our county continues to see widespread and increasing community transmission.
 
Data Disclosures for the “Adjusted” 14 day case rate per 10,000 residents
  1. Data is calculated by Washington County PHE
  2. Is preliminary data
  3. PHE followed MDH data parameters:
  • Calculations are based on specimen collection date, consistent with MDH case rate
  • Utilizes the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report timeframes, consistent with the MDH case rate
  1. Living setting “prison” is excluded from case numbers
  2. Prison population is excluded from the total population

At the request of numerous school officials in Washington County, we have received adjusted case rate data which excludes the population and positive cases in the local correctional facilities. Noted below is the relevant communication from David Brummel, Deputy Director, Washington County Public Health & Environment:

This morning, the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) released an updated 14 day case rate for the period 10/04/2020 to 10/17/2020. The MDH case rate includes COVID-19 cases from the Minnesota Correctional Facility (MCF) in Stillwater (technically in Bayport) and in Oak Park Heights. The Washington County Department of Public Health and Environment (PHE) is aware that many residents have asked school superintendents and Washington County commissioners for a 14 day case rate which removes prison inmate COVID-19 cases from the case rate calculation. In response, PHE is updating our COVID-19 data dashboard this afternoon to include an adjusted 14-day case rate that removes MCF inmate COVID-19 cases for the time period starting 9/27/20. PHE will also create a social media post directing the public to the adjusted data on our dashboard. We intend to include this adjusted case rate until the prison outbreak has stabilized.
 
It is important to note, that even with MCF cases removed from the 14 day case rate, our county continues to see widespread and increasing community transmission.
 
Data Disclosures for the “Adjusted” 14 day case rate per 10,000 residents
  1. Data is calculated by Washington County PHE
  2. Is preliminary data
  3. PHE followed MDH data parameters:
  • Calculations are based on specimen collection date, consistent with MDH case rate
  • Utilizes the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report timeframes, consistent with the MDH case rate
  1. Living setting “prison” is excluded from case numbers
  2. Prison population is excluded from the total population
This information will be an important piece of information that is considered as the Board continues to monitor this situation, put learning model transition plans in place, and contemplates learning model changes. Until that time, we are committed to our current learning model and schedule.
 
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