How many COVID-19 cases have been reported in your Columbus-area school district?

Megan Henry
The Columbus Dispatch

The new school year is underway, and students and staff members are testing positive for COVID-19.

The Ohio Department of Health records new and cumulative COVID-19 cases that are reported to schools by parents, guardians and staff members for the 2021-2022 academic year.

Individual schools are required to report COVID-19 cases to their local health department which then reports the cases to the state health department.

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Cases involve full- and part-time students and staff members — including teachers, administrators, support staff and coaches.

The Ohio Department of Health updates its list every Thursday. The cases are reported by cumulative cases for the year and new infections in the most recent week, which is defined as the previous Monday through Sunday.

Listed here are all public school districts in Franklin County and its six contiguous counties (Delaware, Fairfield, Licking, Madison, Pickaway and Union):

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COVID cases in Columbus schools

The Dispatch will update these numbers every Thursday afternoon*:

Amanda-Clearcreek: No cases reported. 68 students, 30 staff (cumulative).

Berne Union: No cases reported. 51 students, 14 staff (cumulative).

Bexley: 90 students, 13 staff (new). 329 students, 45 staff (cumulative).

Big Walnut: 40 students, 2 staff (new). 350 students, 18 staff (cumulative).

Bloom-Carroll: No cases reported. 103 students, 9 staff (cumulative).

Buckeye Valley Local: 17 students, 2 staff (new). 178 students, 13 staff (cumulative).

Canal Winchester: 77 student, 21 staff (new). 375 students, 78 staff (cumulative).

Circleville: 42 students, 6 staff (new). 133 students, 31 staff (cumulative).

Columbus: 282 students, 172 staff (new). 4,006 students, 1,304 staff (cumulative), according to the district.

Delaware: 94 students, 22 staff (new). 552 students, 22 staff (cumulative).

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Dublin: 635 students, 51 staff (new). 2,229 students, 354 staff (cumulative).

Fairbanks: No new cases.134 students, 22 staff (cumulative).

Fairfield Union: No new cases. 109 students, 18 staff (cumulative).

Gahanna-Jefferson: 342 students, 38 staff (new). 1,278 students, 187 staff (cumulative).

Grandview Heights: 34 students, 4 staff (new). 139 students, 25 staff (cumulative).

Granville: 28 students, 0 staff (new). 145 students, 7 staff (cumulative).

Groveport Madison: 133 students, 30 staff (new). 676 students, 144 staff (cumulative).

Hamilton: 0 students, 0 staff (new). 47 students, 8 staff (cumulative).

Heath: 13 students, 1 staff (new). 115 students, 7 staff (cumulative).

Hilliard: 644 students and staff (new), according to the district.

Jefferson: 56 students, 6 staff (new). 256 students, 31 staff (cumulative).

Johnstown-Monroe: 24 students, 1 staff (new). 109 students, 10 staff (cumulative).

Jonathan Alder: 74 students, 4 staff (new). 408 students, 47 staff (cumulative).

Lakewood Local: 15 students, 0 staff (new). 94 students, 3 staff (cumulative).

Lancaster: 220 students, 40 staff (new). 797 students, 163 staff (cumulative).

Liberty Union-Thurston: 31 students, 7 staff (new). 145 students, 37 staff (cumulative).

Licking Heights: 10 students, 0 staff (new). 169 students, 15 staff (cumulative).

Licking Valley: 3 students, 0 staff (new). 66 students, 2 staff (cumulative).

Logan Elm: 31 students, 4 staff (new). 35 students, 5 staff (cumulative).

London: 6 students, 1 staff (new). 164 students, 20 staff (cumulative).

Madison-Plains: 4 students, 1 staff (new). 144 students, 24 staff (cumulative).

Marysville: No cases reported. 361 students, 44 staff (cumulative).

New Albany-Plain Local: 197 students, 28 staff (new). 726 students, 167 staff (cumulative).

Newark: 26 students, 7 staff (new). 268 students, 51 staff (cumulative).

North Fork: No cases reported. 36 students, 1 staff (cumulative).

North Union: No cases reported. 103 students, 21 staff (cumulative).

Northridge: 17 students, 6 staff (new). 54 student, 12 staff (cumulative).

Olentangy: 153 students, 29 staff (new). 1029 students, 195 staff (cumulative).

Pickerington: 220 students and staff (new).

Reynoldsburg: 104 students, 16 staff (new). 545 students, 94 staff (cumulative).

South-Western: 646 students, 127 staff (new), according to the district.

Southwest Licking: 14 students, 0 staff (new). 174 students, 2 staff (cumulative).

Teays Valley: 54 students, 0 staff (new). 194 students, 10 staff (cumulative).

Upper Arlington: 253 students, 40 staff (new). 751 students, 138 staff (cumulative).

Walnut Township: 17 students, 2 staff (new). 66 students, 11 staff (cumulative).

Westfall: 8 students, 0 staff (new). 59 students, 12 staff (cumulative).

Westerville: 356 students, 54 staff (new). 1,494 students, 308 staff (cumulative).  

Whitehall: 63 students, 15 staff (new). 268 students, 64 staff (cumulative).

Worthington: 350 students, 66 staff (new). 807 students, 140 staff (cumulative).

*Last updated: 3:11 p.m. Jan. 20