Last year, when states and the federal government both failed to set up any reporting infrastructure about COVID-19 cases in schools in the United States, I teamed up with FinMango and Google to do it ourselves. The Covid Monitor became the national tracking database for COVID-19 nation-wide in schools quickly, with valuable collaborations with groupsContinue reading “Florida Schools Opening Amidst Worst Week since Pandemic’s Start”
he CDC reported 16,868 new cases of COVID-19 in Florida yesterday, and another 16,337 cases today, as well as 252 deaths between the two dates.
The last few weeks felt like a whirlwind. First, I headed back down to the Gulf Coast with a crew of documentary filmmakers to retrace the lifetime of hardship that made me into who I am today. I visited my impoverished home town, the room where I sheltered during Katrina, the concrete slab where myContinue reading “The End of an Era”
The CDC now provides more data about what’s going on in Florida than Florida’s own Department of Health (DOH), and that data often shows a much more grim picture than the state would lead people to believe.
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I thought a lot about how to make this announcement. In true “Rebekah Jones fashion,” I’ll just come out and say it: I will be leaving Florida next month. After the raid on my home, I can no longer justify staying in the state. I am not abandoning Florida. I am not abandoning this project.Continue reading “Thank you.”
Case rates for select Florida counties, based on district reporting of cases in students and staff, and total enrollment in face-to-face instruction.
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.
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”