Countering Some Myths About COVID-19 in Florida; October 19, 2020

The Badger dives into a few of Florida’s “covid truther” myths in this week’s analysis.

Florida K-12 Case Rates by District, Aug. 10- Oct. 3, 2020

Case rates for select Florida counties, based on district reporting of cases in students and staff, and total enrollment in face-to-face instruction.

Limited Audit of DOH data compared to data provided by districts for the overlapping time period

This report was written as part of a data quality review for recently released data by the Florida Department of Health, in conjunction with both The COVID Monitor and FloridaCovidAction.com.

Snapshot of Florida data; in-depth analysis to come tomorrow

Sometime in the late evening on September 29, 2020, the Florida Department of Health released a “detailed” look at the data they feel comfortable sharing with the public about COVID-19 cases in K-12 schools. The data lists cases from Sept. 20-26 and from Sept. 6-26 separately, for students and various levels of staff. It alsoContinue reading “Snapshot of Florida data; in-depth analysis to come tomorrow”

How a change in reporting policy created a dramatic change in counting deaths

After reaching out to the Florida Department of Health about the dramatic change in reporting, they confirmed in an email that the official policy of how they reported deaths changed sometime between June and August.

A new adventure for COVID Action: The COVID Monitor

COVID Action and FinMango launched our new joint-venture yesterday, The COVID Monitor.
From our new site you can access our map and data site, report cases, volunteer your time or donate to the organization. Donations to this project through FinMango are tax-deductible.

Monitoring, tracking and reporting COVID-19 Cases in the USA’s 13,000+ school districts: A FinMango and Florida COVID Action Initiative

FinMango and Florida COVID Action are partnering on a ground-breaking joint project, launching the nation’s first COVID-19 dataset focusing on coronavirus cases in every K-12 school district in the U.S.A.

Confused about DOH testing data? You’re not alone.

On any given day, we receive half a dozen emails about the Florida Department of Health’s (DOH) conflicting testing data. We’ve summarized the three primary data resources for pulling testing data from DOH, and created a standalone dashboard to show all that DOH provides. Testing data by PDF Report: The daily PDF report issued byContinue reading “Confused about DOH testing data? You’re not alone.”

National Reporting System for Schools; Additional resources for states

Our national survey for reopening schools already includes data from 36 U.S. States, as of 10:00 AM ET today. The results of our preliminary surveys should worry anyone keeping an eye on how schools plan to reopen this fall. Additionally, we’ve compiled a list of resources for all 50 US states (and several US Territories),Continue reading “National Reporting System for Schools; Additional resources for states”

Florida COVID Action Launches National School Survey and Anonymous Reporting Site

Today we launched our first national products — a series of surveys, apps and maps where teachers, students, parents and staff can safely and anonymously report COVID-19 cases in their schools. After receiving disturbing reports about confirmed cases in schools being swept under the rug from Florida, Georgia, California and beyond, I decided there neededContinue reading “Florida COVID Action Launches National School Survey and Anonymous Reporting Site”