Case Monitoring Dashboard

Thanks to the diligent efforts of our school community, West Aurora School District 129 continues to see a marked decline in the number of student and staff COVID-19 cases. As a result, buildings will no longer be sending individual communication to families each time there is a positive case of COVID-19. Instead, families are encouraged to visit this page and our case monitoring dashboard below for further case updates.

Student cases: Confirmed cases in students who are attending in-person or participating in school-sponsored activities

Staff cases: Confirmed cases in staff members who are working in schools or in the district (This is inclusive of all staff members who work in that building; ie. teachers, administrators, custodians, office professionals, transportation, food service, security, and paraprofessionals.)

Cumulative cases: Total number of positive cases in students and staff. (This data does not necessarily mean that a reported case was present in one of our buildings while symptomatic or COVID-19 positive.)

* Please note that 129 STEM School numbers have been tracked starting on 1/18/21.

* The data is powered by Google and updated automatically every 5 minutes. 


Each day, we work closely with the Kane County Health Department to monitor the local spread of COVID-19 and its impacts on our schools. Our hope is that the following information will provide a transparent picture for our school community, which to date reflects the great strides we are taking to follow health and safety guidelines. 

This dashboard includes the current number of cumulative COVID-19 positive cases reported for in-person learners and all staff in our school district. For reference, West Aurora School District 129 employs more than 1,700 staff members and currently serves approximately 7,862 in-person learners. That student number does not take into account the number of students who may be learning virtually but who participate in the countless athletic, fine art, and extracurricular offerings. These students are counted in the dashboard and are in addition to the 7,862 in-person learners. Additionally, the data table is reflective of TOTAL cases. Therefore, if a staff member or student who tests positive is shared between buildings, he/she is only represented once in the dashboard.

The data in the chart below references our staff and students who have or who are isolating at home due to a confirmed case of COVID-19. Isolation is a term used to refer to the 14 days after COVID-19 symptom onset. Individuals can be released from isolation when they are fever-free without the use of fever-reducing medications for at least 24 hours and with improved COVID-19 symptoms; or, when the individual has had two negative COVID-19 PCR tests in a row, with specimens collected and testing is done at least 24 hours apart.

What the data does not include are our staff and students who have or are quarantining at home due to close contact with an infected individual. Quarantine is a term used to describe the 14 days after the most recent contact with the infectious individual. Close contacts can occur while in one of our buildings or when participating in a family or community event outside of District 129 programming. A negative COVID-19 test will not release an individual from quarantine. Any individual under quarantine who tests positive will then enter into isolation and when reported to the district, that data will be added to the dashboard.