August 18, 2020
The Hunt Institute is pleased to announce the release of its new tool to help districts, schools, parents, and policymakers understand the impact of COVID-19 on school districts and make critical decisions on school reopening. The Institute’s interactive map displays COVID-19 case and death rates by school district, as well as the number of new cases that have been identified in the past 14 days (thanks to the New York Times releasing COVID-19 data publicly). Separate maps illustrate cases per capita and deaths per capita. The inclusion of death rates is meant to help account for variations in testing across states and regions.
Our COVID-19 map can be viewed on both the national and state levels, with a gradated coloration denoting districts most impacted by COVID-19. As the map illustrates, both rural and urban districts have been severely impacted, with high rates of deaths per capita showing up in both urban centers and highly rural districts.
In order to view information for a particular school district, simply move your cursor over the area that you are interested in and a pop-up box will display all relevant COVID-19 and district data, including the number of new cases in the last 14 days. Tabs at the top of the page will help navigate you to different maps, such as cases and deaths per capita at the state and national levels.
The map will be updated multiple times each week to continually track the spread of COVID-19 throughout the country. We hope that this is a useful resource for you. Should you have questions, comments, or suggestions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us.