• COVID Metrics Range Information

    The information provided below gives additional information on the COVID metrics provided by KCS, and the Knox County Health Department. Specifically, the ranges used for each metric to be considered green, yellow, and red.

    KCS COVID Metrics

    Student Attendance Rate

     
    Attendance rate of 93% or greater.
     
    Attendance rate between 90% and less than 93%.
     
    Attendance rate of less than 90% (based on historical data when closing for illness).
     

    Teacher/School-Based Staff Attendance Rate

     
    Attendance rate of 93% or greater.
     
    Attendance rate between 90% and less than 93%.
     
    Attendance rate of less than 90% (based on historical data when closing for illness).
     

    Student Transportation

     
    Less than 5% service interruption.
     
    Between 5% and 10% service interruption.
     
    Continual service interruption of greater than 10%.
     

    Support Staff Absence Rate (Cafeteria Workers)

     
    Combined absence and vacancy rate of less than 15%.
     
    Combined absence and vacancy rate between 15% and 20%.
     
    Combined absence and vacancy rate greater than 20%.
     

    Support Staff Absence Rate (Custodians Workers)

     
    Combined absence and vacancy rate of less than 15%.
     
    Combined absence and vacancy rate between 15% and 20%.
     
    Combined absence and vacancy rate greater than 20%.
     

    Substitute Fill Rate

     
    Fill rate greater than 75%.
     
    Fill rate between 70% and 75%.
     
    Fill rate less than 70% (based on historical data when closing for illness).
     

    Knox County Health Department COVID Metrics

    Sustained reduction or stability in new cases for 14 days

     
    No three-day shifts of 1.5 standard deviations above a rolling mean (based on data from the previous 14 days).
     
    Three-day shifts detected above 1.5 but not greater than 3.0 standard deviations above a rolling mean (based on data from the previous 14 days.
     
    Three-day shifts detected above 3.0 standard deviations above a rolling mean (based on data from the previous 14 days).
     

    Community-wide Sustained and Increased Diagnostic Testing with Consistent or Decreased Test Result Reporting Turnaround Time

     
    Sustained or increased diagnostic testing and sustained or decreased test result reporting turnaround time.
     
    Three-day negative shift detected between 1.5 but no greater than 3.0 standard deviations below a rolling mean (based on data from the previous 14 days) and result reporting turnaround time exceeds weekly average testing report time.
     
    Three-day negative shift detected more than 3.0 standard deviations below the rolling mean (based on data from the previous 14 days) and result reporting turnaround time exceeds weekly average testing report time.
     

    Sustained or Increased Public Health Capability

     
    Initiate investigations for 97 to 100 percent of new cases within 24 hours from KCHD receiving notification of the case, and contact tracing is initiated within 48 hours for 97 to 100 percent of close contacts.
     
    Initiate investigations for 95 to 96.9 percent of new cases within 24 hours from KCHD receiving notification of the case, and contact tracing is initiated within 48 hours for 95 to 96.9 percent of close contacts.
     
    Initiate investigations for less than 95 percent of new cases within 24 hours from KCHD receiving notification of the case, and contact tracing is initiated within 48 hours for less than 95 percent of close contacts.
     

    Health Care System Capabilities Remain Within Current and Forecasted Surge Capacity

     
    No three-day shifts of 1.5 standard deviations above a rolling mean (based on data from the previous 14 days).
     
    Three-day shifts detected above 1.5 but not greater than 3.0 standard deviations above a rolling mean (based on data from the previous 14 days).
     
    Three-day shifts detected above 3.0 standard deviations above a rolling mean (based on data from the previous 14 days).
     

    Sustained or Decreased COVID-19 Related Death Rate for Identified Positive or Probable Cases

     
    Sustained or decreased case fatality rate for identified positive or probably cases.
     
    Increased case fatality rate by 1.0%-2.0% over a 14-day period for identified positive or probable cases.
     
    Increased case fatality rate above 2.0% over a 14-day period for identified positive or probable cases.
     

    White House Task Force Report (Data Source: TDOE)

    Sustained reduction or stability in new cases for 14 days

     
    Both new cases less than 10 per 100,000 population and a diagnostic test positivity rate less than 5% (based on data from the previous 7 days).
     
    Both new cases between 10-100 per 100,000 population, and a diagnostic test positivity rate above 5-10%, or one of those two conditions and one condition qualifiying as being in the red zone (based on data from the previous 7 days).
     
    Both new cases above 100 per 100,000 population and a diagnostic test positivity rate above 10% (based on data from the previous 7 days).