Public PK-12 School District in Dalton, Georgia


COVID-19 Data Dashboard

Dalton Public Schools will remain as transparent as possible with our parents, staff, students and community about what is happening in our schools. We have created this page as a source of up-to-date information with current COVID-19 cases and exposures.

We began tracking cases and exposures for staff on August 17, 2020, and we began tracking student cases and exposures on August 31, 2020. The data on this page will be updated weekly on Fridays.

Positive Case refers to a student or staff member who has received a confirmed laboratory positive test result for COVID-19.

Quarantine refers to a student or staff member who is currently in quarantine due to exposure to COVID-19 or a student/staff member who was diagnosed with COVID-19, but who contracted it outside of school.

Close Contact refers to a person who has been within 6 feet for more than 15 minutes of a person with a confirmed positive case of COVID-19.

The reporting on this web page is consistent with the reports schools in Georgia are submitting weekly to the Georgia Department of Education.

Numbers below reflect active cases and are non-cumulative. School staff reports include all school-based personnel including, but not limited to teachers, paraprofessionals, cafeteria workers, custodians, front office staff, administrators, ASP workers.

COVID-19 Positive Cases Contracted from Dalton Public Schools

*These numbers were reported to the Georgia Department of Education on 1/15/2020.

COVID-19 Positive Cases Contracted from Community Spread

*These numbers are included in reports from our local health department and the Georgia Department of Public Health. These students and staff are also included in our number of total quarantines. We began tracking these case number separately on 9/25/2020.

Total Number of Students and Staff Currently in Quarantine Due to COVID-19 Positive Test or Exposure

*These numbers were reported to the Georgia Department of Education on 1/15/2020.

The chart below will track all positive COVID-19 cases in our schools. This will include all new cases, whether they were contracted from our schools or from the community spread. We began tracking cases this way on September 25, and this chart will be updated weekly after that point.

Click here to view the COVID-19 cases recorded from August - December 2020.


WeekStudent Positive CasesStaff Positive Cases
January 5 - January 85223
January 11 - January 153911

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