Indiana asks schools for COVID-19 case counts for online dashboard

The state is asking all schools to submit their COVID-19 case counts for a new online dashboard.

"The purpose is not to stigmatize a school or to penalize them. The purpose is not to mandate whether schools are hosting in-person classes or going virtual because those decisions are made locally," said Dr. Kristina Box, the Indiana State Health Commissioner.

Dr. Box says submitting the COVID-19 data is voluntary, but if schools refuse, they may make it mandatory.

They hope to have the public dashboard up and running in the next few weeks so parents, educators and the community know exactly what's happening in their local schools, building by building.

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