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With public schools preparing to reopen later this month, New York’s Health Department is setting up a COVID-19 reporting dashboard. 

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Districts in the state, starting September 8, districts will be required to provide daily data on the number of people who have tested positive in each school.  That information will be available to the public on the new dashboard starting September 9.  School districts will be required to provide a link to the daily dashboard on their website for other interested parties. 

Over the past several weeks, some school districts in the Southern Tier have said there had been positive cases within their districts prior to the start of the fall semester. In some cases, that information has been posted on district websites but data concerning staff contact and possible exposure locations has not been consistently shared in all districts.