Olathe Public Schools COVID-19 Dashboard

  • The safety of student and staff in the Olathe Public Schools is vital and keeping patrons and families informed is a top priority.

    The dashboard below is designed to share a weekly snapshot of new COVID-19 cases and new quarantines in the district. The Olathe Public Schools has 30,000 students and more than 6,400 fulltime, part time and temp staff members.

    Dashboard data will be updated every Friday.

    On Thursday, Oct. 1, the Board of Education voted to continue following the (updated) Johnson County Department of Health and Environment's gating criteria for learning mode decisions. They also added the absentee category used in the Kansas Department of Health and Environment gating criteria, with all metrics weighed equally. View the Olathe Gating Criteria in PDF format. The gating criteria data will be reviewed again on Nov. 9 and Dec. 14.

    Confirmed Cases

    If a student or staff member tests positive for COVID-19, a general notification will go to the parents of a school. This notification will not include identifying information about the individual who tests positive. If your child has been exposed, you will be contacted individually. Due to privacy laws, staff will be unable to provide identifying information about individual or class. The district will work closely with the Johnson County Department of Health and Environment (JCDHE) should cases arise in school and to determine next steps. Health Services will handle each situation on a case-by-case basis and JCDHE will advise on course of action related to school closure.

    NOTE: Data below shows new cases for a Friday to Thursday week. New information will be posted each Friday.

Student Data New Cases Per Week

* First day of school was Sept. 8, so student data starts on Sept. 8.
Reporting Period Total New Cases Total New Quarantine
10-09 through 10-15 10 139
10-02 through 10-08 25 174
09-25 through 10-01 9 77
09-18 through 09-24 7 145
09-10 through 09-17 9 29
09-08 through 09-10 17 36

Staff Data New Cases Per Week

* Staff in quarantine figure includes staff members who must quarantine due to exposure in school or outside of school as well as staff who are reporting two or more COVID symptoms. In addition, the figure noted also includes staff members who must stay home with children or family members who are mandated to quarantine as a result of COVID.
Reporting Period Total New Cases Total New Quarantine
10-09 through 10-15 19 66
10-02 through 10-08 11 54
09-25 through 10-01 3 35
09-18 through 09-24 4 61
09-10 through 09-17 12 54
09-03 through 09-10 5 22

COVID-19 Notification Letters