Cincinnati Public Schools is committed to being as transparent as possible with reporting all known, confirmed cases of COVID-19. While CPS has an obligation to make efforts to preserve the privacy of individuals affected by COVID-19, the District also is committed to sharing as much information as possible with families and employees so that individuals can make informed decisions about whether or not to send a student for in-person instruction.
This overview is provided to show the overall, total number of known cases within the District. Under the District's Confirmed Case Protocol, all positive cases are reported as immediately as possible, isolated, sent home (if not already home) and the appropriate level of cleaning and notifications are done based on our district procedures.
When the District becomes aware that someone with a confirmed case of COVID-19 has been within a CPS building, the District provides notification to all people who may have been in close contact with the individual. During the time schools have been closed, those notifications have been sent to all staff members reporting to the building (during full occupancy) or to affected individuals (during remote work and summer).
If students are in school buildings for in-person learning, notification will be sent to all families attending the school. A separate, close-contact letter will be sent to any individual known to be in close proximity to the person with the confirmed case. Fully vaccinated individuals will not need to quarantine if free of COVID symptoms. If a student has been identified as a close contact of a COVID positive person at school, the student may continue to attend school while free of COVID symptoms. The Cincinnati Health Department is also involved in providing detailed contact tracing for all confirmed cases reported by Cincinnati Public Schools.