Superior Schools started their new school year nearly a month ago now, and today they updated parents and the public on the impact COVID-19 has had with some numbers.

A letter was sent out today from School District of Superior District Administrator, Amy Starzecki, started off by saying, "We continue to meet with the local medical and public health experts to learn how COVID-19 is impacting our community. Throughout the meetings this fall, they predicted COVID-19 cases to increase towards the end of September. In recent days, the number of cases have increased in our community."

She went on to update some metrics that the district is keeping an eye while making the decision to move schools to all virtual learning or keep the current structure in place. The main statistic they are paying attention to is the number of cases per 10,000 people.

Any number above 50 positive COVID-19 cases per 10,000 within a 2 week period in Douglas County would most likely lead to a minimum 2-week closure of the schools in Superior. Currently, that number is at 29.4 and going up, so this could be the district's way of saying "brace yourselves."

Another metric the district is looking at is the number or staff and student absences, as of today the daily percentage of staff absences is 2.84% with 2 positive COVID-19 test results among the 756 staff members. Students are at 3.72% and 2 positive tests.

As of now the district is keeping an eye on the numbers and reminding the public to practice all the COVID-19 guidelines to help stop the spread. Keep updated with their COVID-19 page here.