Posted Date: 12/01/2020
The Andover COVID Response and Assessment team met this evening and determined the district remains in the “orange” zone on its Gating Criteria. That means current learning models — hybrid at middle and high schools, and in-person at elementary schools — will remain in place through the end of the calendar year.
The team bases this decision on a variety of data points, including community and school health trends, and information from health care professionals who are advising the district.
While concerns remain with the prevalence of COVID cases and hospital capacities in the area, several criteria that the team reviewed improved in the past two weeks. Those included the percent positive rates in both Butler and Sedgwick Counties, the two-week positive case rate for both counties, and ICU capacity in the region.
The team considered many factors in making its decision:
The COVID team will meet again Dec. 15 to discuss health conditions as we head into 2021.