Covid rates remain extremely high for school districts

In a Wednesday afternoon press release, the Arkansas Center for Health Improvement said, that for the third consecutive week, all of Arkansas’s 234 contiguous public school districts have Covid-19 infection rates of 50 or more new known infections per 10,000 district residents over a 14-day period, but the number of districts in the “pink zone” has decreased, as the ACHI cited its analysis of Arkansas Department of Health data current as of Monday.

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ACHI’s latest update of the school districts map on its Covid-19 dashboard, available at achi.net/covid19, shows that 104 districts, down from 186 last week, are shaded pink for having infection rates of 200 or more new known infections per 10,000 district residents over a 14-day period, or at least 2 percent of the local population.

Locally, the North Little Rock School District has a rate of 100 to 199 new known infections, or purple, while Pulaski County Special School District has a rate of 200 or more new known infections, or pink. Both are based on per 10,000 residents.

The update also shows that 118 school districts are in the purple zone for having infection rates of 100 or more new known infections per 10,000 district residents over a 14-day period, or at least 1 percent of the local population. This is up from 46 districts that were in the purple zone last week.

The remaining 12 school districts are in the red zone for having infection rates of 50 or more new known infections per 10,000 district residents over a 14-day period. This is up from two districts last week.

ACHI also updated vaccination rates on its dashboard, using Department of Health data current as of Monday. Twenty-five school districts have achieved vaccination rates of at least 50 percent of district residents, and of those, two have achieved vaccination rates of 60 percent or more: Bentonville at 62 percent and Eureka Springs at 60 percent. The Department of Health’s vaccinations data include people who have received two doses of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines or one dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine; they do not take into account whether people have received booster shots, which are recommended for maximum protection against the omicron variant.

School districts are listed below. Those with 14-day Covid-19 infection rates of 100 or more new known infections per 10,000 district residents are identified as such.

  • Alma – rate of 100 to 199 new known infections per 10K residents

  • Alpena – rate of 100 to 199 new known infections per 10K residents

  • Arkadelphia – rate of 100 to 199 new known infections per 10K residents

  • Armorel – rate of 100 to 199 new known infections per 10K residents

  • Ashdown – rate of 200 or more new known infections per 10K residents

  • Atkins – rate of 200 or more new known infections per 10K residents

  • Augusta – rate of 100 to 199 new known infections per 10K residents

  • Bald Knob – rate of 100 to 199 new known infections per 10K residents

  • Barton-Lexa – rate of 200 or more new known infections per 10K residents

  • Batesville – rate of 200 or more new known infections per 10K residents

  • Bauxite – rate of 200 or more new known infections per 10K residents

  • Bay – rate of 200 or more new known infections per 10K residents

  • Bearden – rate of 100 to 199 new known infections per 10K residents

  • Beebe – rate of 100 to 199 new known infections per 10K residents

  • Benton – rate of 200 or more new known infections per 10K residents

  • Bentonville – rate of 200 or more new known infections per 10K residents

  • Bergman – rate of 200 or more new known infections per 10K residents

  • Berryville – rate of 100 to 199 new known infections per 10K residents

  • Bismarck – rate of 100 to 199 new known infections per 10K residents

  • Blevins – rate of 100 to 199 new known infections per 10K residents

  • Blytheville – rate of 100 to 199 new known infections per 10K residents

  • Booneville – rate of 100 to 199 new known infections per 10K residents

  • Bradford – rate of 100 to 199 new known infections per 10K residents

  • Brinkley – rate of 100 to 199 new known infections per 10K residents

  • Brookland – rate of 200 or more new known infections per 10K residents

  • Bryant – rate of 200 or more new known infections per 10K residents

  • Buffalo Island Central – rate of 100 to 199 new known infections per 10K residents

  • Cabot – rate of 200 or more new known infections per 10K residents

  • Caddo Hills – rate of 100 to 199 new known infections per 10K residents

  • Calico Rock – rate of 100 to 199 new known infections per 10K residents

  • Camden Fairview – rate of 100 to 199 new known infections per 10K residents

  • Carlisle – rate of 200 or more new known infections per 10K residents

  • Cave City – rate of 200 or more new known infections per 10K residents

  • Cedar Ridge – rate of 200 or more new known infections per 10K residents

  • Cedarville – rate of 100 to 199 new known infections per 10K residents

  • Centerpoint – rate of 100 to 199 new known infections per 10K residents

  • Charleston – rate of 100 to 199 new known infections per 10K residents

  • Clarendon – rate of 200 or more new known infections per 10K residents

  • Clarksville – rate of 200 or more new known infections per 10K residents

  • Cleveland County – rate of 200 or more new known infections per 10K residents

  • Clinton – rate of 100 to 199 new known infections per 10K residents

  • Concord – rate of 200 or more new known infections per 10K residents

  • Conway – rate of 200 or more new known infections per 10K residents

  • Corning – rate of 200 or more new known infections per 10K residents

  • Cossatot River – rate of 100 to 199 new known infections per 10K residents

  • Cotter – rate of 200 or more new known infections per 10K residents

  • County Line – rate of 100 to 199 new known infections per 10K residents

  • Cross County – rate of 200 or more new known infections per 10K residents

  • Crossett – rate of 200 or more new known infections per 10K residents

  • Cutter-Morning Star – rate of 100 to 199 new known infections per 10K residents

  • Danville – rate of 200 or more new known infections per 10K residents

  • Dardanelle – rate of 200 or more new known infections per 10K residents

  • Decatur – rate of 100 to 199 new known infections per 10K residents

  • Deer-Mt. Judea – rate of 100 to 199 new known infections per 10K residents

  • De Queen – rate of 100 to 199 new known infections per 10K residents

  • Dermott – rate of 100 to 199 new known infections per 10K residents

  • Des Arc – rate of 100 to 199 new known infections per 10K residents

  • DeWitt – rate of 200 or more new known infections per 10K residents

  • Dierks – rate of 100 to 199 new known infections per 10K residents

  • Dover – rate of 200 or more new known infections per 10K residents

  • Drew Central – rate of 100 to 199 new known infections per 10K residents

  • Dumas – rate of 100 to 199 new known infections per 10K residents

  • Earle

  • East End – rate of 200 or more new known infections per 10K residents

  • East Poinsett County – rate of 200 or more new known infections per 10K residents

  • El Dorado – rate of 100 to 199 new known infections per 10K residents

  • Elkins – rate of 200 or more new known infections per 10K residents

  • Emerson-Taylor-Bradley

  • England – rate of 100 to 199 new known infections per 10K residents

  • Eureka Springs – rate of 100 to 199 new known infections per 10K residents

  • Farmington – rate of 200 or more new known infections per 10K residents

  • Fayetteville – rate of 200 or more new known infections per 10K residents

  • Flippin – rate of 100 to 199 new known infections per 10K residents

  • Fordyce – rate of 100 to 199 new known infections per 10K residents

  • Foreman – rate of 100 to 199 new known infections per 10K residents

  • Forrest City – rate of 100 to 199 new known infections per 10K residents

  • Fort Smith – rate of 200 or more new known infections per 10K residents

  • Fouke – rate of 100 to 199 new known infections per 10K residents

  • Fountain Lake – rate of 100 to 199 new known infections per 10K residents

  • Genoa Central

  • Gentry – rate of 100 to 199 new known infections per 10K residents

  • Glen Rose – rate of 200 or more new known infections per 10K residents

  • Gosnell – rate of 100 to 199 new known infections per 10K residents

  • Gravette – rate of 100 to 199 new known infections per 10K residents

  • Green Forest – rate of 100 to 199 new known infections per 10K residents

  • Greenbrier – rate of 200 or more new known infections per 10K residents

  • Greene County Tech – rate of 100 to 199 new known infections per 10K residents

  • Greenland – rate of 100 to 199 new known infections per 10K residents

  • Greenwood – rate of 100 to 199 new known infections per 10K residents

  • Gurdon – rate of 100 to 199 new known infections per 10K residents

  • Guy-Perkins – rate of 200 or more new known infections per 10K residents

  • Hackett – rate of 100 to 199 new known infections per 10K residents

  • Hamburg – rate of 200 or more new known infections per 10K residents

  • Hampton – rate of 100 to 199 new known infections per 10K residents

  • Harmony Grove (Clark, Dallas, and Ouachita Counties) – rate of 200 or more new known infections per 10K residents

  • Harmony Grove (Saline County) – rate of 200 or more new known infections per 10K residents

  • Harrisburg – rate of 200 or more new known infections per 10K residents

  • Harrison – rate of 200 or more new known infections per 10K residents

  • Hazen – rate of 200 or more new known infections per 10K residents

  • Heber Springs – rate of 200 or more new known infections per 10K residents

  • Hector – rate of 100 to 199 new known infections per 10K residents

  • Helena-West Helena

  • Hermitage – rate of 200 or more new known infections per 10K residents

  • Highland – rate of 100 to 199 new known infections per 10K residents

  • Hillcrest – rate of 100 to 199 new known infections per 10K residents

  • Hope – rate of 100 to 199 new known infections per 10K residents

  • Horatio – rate of 100 to 199 new known infections per 10K residents

  • Hot Springs – rate of 100 to 199 new known infections per 10K residents

  • Hoxie – rate of 100 to 199 new known infections per 10K residents

  • Huntsville – rate of 100 to 199 new known infections per 10K residents

  • Izard County Consolidated – rate of 200 or more new known infections per 10K residents

  • Jackson County – rate of 200 or more new known infections per 10K residents

  • Jacksonville – rate of 200 or more new known infections per 10K residents

  • Jasper – rate of 100 to 199 new known infections per 10K residents

  • Jessieville – rate of 100 to 199 new known infections per 10K residents

  • Jonesboro – rate of 100 to 199 new known infections per 10K residents

  • Junction City – rate of 100 to 199 new known infections per 10K residents

  • Kirby

  • Lafayette County – rate of 100 to 199 new known infections per 10K residents

  • Lake Hamilton – rate of 100 to 199 new known infections per 10K residents

  • Lakeside – rate of 100 to 199 new known infections per 10K residents

  • Lakeside (Ashley and Chicot Counties) – rate of 100 to 199 new known infections per 10K residents

  • Lamar – rate of 200 or more new known infections per 10K residents

  • Lavaca – rate of 200 or more new known infections per 10K residents

  • Lawrence County – rate of 200 or more new known infections per 10K residents

  • Lead Hill – rate of 100 to 199 new known infections per 10K residents

  • Lee County – rate of 100 to 199 new known infections per 10K residents

  • Lincoln – rate of 100 to 199 new known infections per 10K residents

  • Little Rock – rate of 200 or more new known infections per 10K residents

  • Lonoke – rate of 200 or more new known infections per 10K residents

  • Magazine – rate of 200 or more new known infections per 10K residents

  • Magnet Cove – rate of 200 or more new known infections per 10K residents

  • Magnolia – rate of 100 to 199 new known infections per 10K residents

  • Malvern – rate of 200 or more new known infections per 10K residents

  • Mammoth Spring – rate of 100 to 199 new known infections per 10K residents

  • Manila – rate of 100 to 199 new known infections per 10K residents

  • Mansfield – rate of 100 to 199 new known infections per 10K residents

  • Marion – rate of 100 to 199 new known infections per 10K residents

  • Marked Tree – rate of 200 or more new known infections per 10K residents

  • Marmaduke – rate of 200 or more new known infections per 10K residents

  • Marvell – rate of 100 to 199 new known infections per 10K residents

  • Mayflower – rate of 200 or more new known infections per 10K residents

  • Maynard – rate of 100 to 199 new known infections per 10K residents

  • McCrory – rate of 200 or more new known infections per 10K residents

  • McGehee – rate of 200 or more new known infections per 10K residents

  • Melbourne – rate of 200 or more new known infections per 10K residents

  • Mena – rate of 100 to 199 new known infections per 10K residents

  • Midland – rate of 200 or more new known infections per 10K residents

  • Mineral Springs – rate of 100 to 199 new known infections per 10K residents

  • Monticello – rate of 200 or more new known infections per 10K residents

  • Mount Ida

  • Mountain Home – rate of 100 to 199 new known infections per 10K residents

  • Mountain Pine – rate of 100 to 199 new known infections per 10K residents

  • Mountain View – rate of 100 to 199 new known infections per 10K residents

  • Mountainburg – rate of 100 to 199 new known infections per 10K residents

  • Mt. Vernon-Enola – rate of 200 or more new known infections per 10K residents

  • Mulberry-Pleasant View – rate of 100 to 199 new known infections per 10K residents

  • Nashville – rate of 100 to 199 new known infections per 10K residents

  • Nemo Vista – rate of 200 or more new known infections per 10K residents

  • Nettleton – rate of 100 to 199 new known infections per 10K residents

  • Nevada

  • Newport – rate of 100 to 199 new known infections per 10K residents

  • Norfork – rate of 100 to 199 new known infections per 10K residents

  • North Little Rock – rate of 100 to 199 new known infections per 10K residents

  • Omaha – rate of 100 to 199 new known infections per 10K residents

  • Osceola – rate of 100 to 199 new known infections per 10K residents

  • Ouachita – rate of 200 or more new known infections per 10K residents

  • Ouachita River

  • Ozark – rate of 100 to 199 new known infections per 10K residents

  • Ozark Mountain – rate of 100 to 199 new known infections per 10K residents

  • Palestine-Wheatley – rate of 200 or more new known infections per 10K residents

  • Pangburn – rate of 200 or more new known infections per 10K residents

  • Paragould – rate of 200 or more new known infections per 10K residents

  • Paris – rate of 200 or more new known infections per 10K residents

  • Parkers Chapel – rate of 200 or more new known infections per 10K residents

  • Pea Ridge – rate of 200 or more new known infections per 10K residents

  • Perryville – rate of 200 or more new known infections per 10K residents

  • Piggott – rate of 100 to 199 new known infections per 10K residents

  • Pine Bluff – rate of 100 to 199 new known infections per 10K residents

  • Pocahontas – rate of 100 to 199 new known infections per 10K residents

  • Pottsville – rate of 200 or more new known infections per 10K residents

  • Poyen – rate of 200 or more new known infections per 10K residents

  • Prairie Grove – rate of 200 or more new known infections per 10K residents

  • Prescott – rate of 200 or more new known infections per 10K residents

  • Pulaski County Special – rate of 200 or more new known infections per 10K residents

  • Quitman – rate of 200 or more new known infections per 10K residents

  • Rector – rate of 200 or more new known infections per 10K residents

  • Rivercrest – rate of 100 to 199 new known infections per 10K residents

  • Riverside – rate of 200 or more new known infections per 10K residents

  • Riverview – rate of 100 to 199 new known infections per 10K residents

  • Rogers – rate of 200 or more new known infections per 10K residents

  • Rose Bud – rate of 100 to 199 new known infections per 10K residents

  • Russellville – rate of 200 or more new known infections per 10K residents

  • Salem – rate of 200 or more new known infections per 10K residents

  • Scranton – rate of 100 to 199 new known infections per 10K residents

  • Searcy – rate of 200 or more new known infections per 10K residents

  • Searcy County – rate of 200 or more new known infections per 10K residents

  • Sheridan – rate of 100 to 199 new known infections per 10K residents

  • Shirley – rate of 100 to 199 new known infections per 10K residents

  • Siloam Springs – rate of 100 to 199 new known infections per 10K residents

  • Sloan-Hendrix – rate of 100 to 199 new known infections per 10K residents

  • Smackover – rate of 100 to 199 new known infections per 10K residents

  • South Conway County – rate of 200 or more new known infections per 10K residents

  • South Pike County – rate of 100 to 199 new known infections per 10K residents

  • South Side – rate of 200 or more new known infections per 10K residents

  • Southside – rate of 200 or more new known infections per 10K residents

  • Spring Hill

  • Springdale – rate of 200 or more new known infections per 10K residents

  • Star City – rate of 200 or more new known infections per 10K residents

  • Strong-Huttig

  • Stuttgart – rate of 200 or more new known infections per 10K residents

  • Texarkana – rate of 100 to 199 new known infections per 10K residents

  • Trumann – rate of 200 or more new known infections per 10K residents

  • Two Rivers – rate of 200 or more new known infections per 10K residents

  • Valley Springs – rate of 200 or more new known infections per 10K residents

  • Valley View – rate of 100 to 199 new known infections per 10K residents

  • Van Buren – rate of 200 or more new known infections per 10K residents

  • Vilonia – rate of 200 or more new known infections per 10K residents

  • Viola

  • Waldron – rate of 100 to 199 new known infections per 10K residents

  • Warren – rate of 200 or more new known infections per 10K residents

  • Watson Chapel – rate of 100 to 199 new known infections per 10K residents

  • West Fork – rate of 200 or more new known infections per 10K residents

  • West Memphis

  • West Side – rate of 200 or more new known infections per 10K residents

  • Western Yell County – rate of 100 to 199 new known infections per 10K residents

  • Westside – rate of 100 to 199 new known infections per 10K residents

  • Westside Consolidated – rate of 100 to 199 new known infections per 10K residents

  • White County Central – rate of 100 to 199 new known infections per 10K residents

  • White Hall – rate of 200 or more new known infections per 10K residents

  • Wonderview – rate of 200 or more new known infections per 10K residents

  • Woodlawn – rate of 100 to 199 new known infections per 10K residents

  • Wynne – rate of 100 to 199 new known infections per 10K residents

  • Yellville-Summit – rate of 200 or more new known infections per 10K residents

The infection rates reported by ACHI are based on infections among community residents living within the geographical boundaries of each school district and not only on cases among school employees and students.

Known infections include confirmed and probable cases. Probable cases are based on verbal reporting and antigen test results, as identified by the Department of Health. Reported rates do not include complete results from at-home testing, thus the true level of infections is likely higher than that reported.

Infection rates and counts are not reported for districts with fewer than five reported infections to reduce the possibility of identifying individuals. School district counts do not include infections among incarcerated populations, in nursing homes, or in human development centers.