COVID-19 Activity Dashboard

With in-person learning activities taking place in schools, Richland School District wants everyone in the community to be aware of confirmed COVID-19 exposure among students and staff.

This dashboard provides:

  • classroom or building closures recommended by Benton-Franklin Health District (BFHD) due to COVID-19 activity (updated daily)
  • confirmed positive COVID-19 cases among enrolled students and staff who have been in a school or other district facility (updated weekly)

Classroom & Building Closures

Date Location Classroom/Building Closure? Staff Testing Positive Student Testing Positive
10/19/2020 Hanford Classroom 2  

Confirmed Positive On-site COVID-19 Cases

Week Of NEW COnfirmed Positive Cases
8/28/20 1* (Staff)
9/4/20 0
9/11/20 0
9/18/20 0
9/25/20 2* (Staff)
10/2/20 2* (Staff)
10/9/20 1* (Staff)
10/16/20 0
10/23/20 2 (Staff)

 * Individual(s) had not been in district facility prior to testing positive

RSD COVID-19 Notification Protocols

  • Benton-Franklin Health District will conduct all contact tracing activities for anyone determined to be a "close contact" of a confirmed positive COVID-19 case. A close contact is an individual who has spent 15 minutes or more within six feet of someone undergoing testing for COVID-19 or has tested positive for COVID-19.
  • For any instance of a classroom being closed for cleaning in response to COVID-19, all families at that school will be directly notified by email.
  • For any instance of a school being closed for cleaning in response to COVID-19, all RSD families will be directly notified by email.

Classroom & 

Per Benton-Franklin Health District (BFHD), a COVID-19 outbreak occurs in a school when there are two or more laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 cases among students or staff with onsets within a 14-day period, who are epidemiologically linked, do not share a household, and were not identified as close contacts of each other in another setting during standard case investigation or contact tracing.

In case of an outbreak, the district will work with BFHD to determine if transmission is occurring in the school. The following will be considered to determine the need to close a classroom or school and switch to remote learning for 14 days:

  • There is a rapid increase in cases
  • A prolonged chain of transmission (two or more outbreak generations) is believed to occur in the school.
  • School cannot function due to insufficient teaching or support staff.