Southwest launches COVID-19 activity dashboard

Covid-19Southwest Tennessee Community College has launched a COVID-19 dashboard on the College’s coronavirus website to keep students, employees and the public informed about COVID-19 cases at Southwest locations. Southwest’s COVID-19 Task Force uses this information to make informed decisions about the health and safety of the campus and the surrounding community.

Southwest’s dashboard is updated each Thursday by noon.  Two other dashboards are provided on the coronavirus website that provide metrics external to the college:  Shelby County and State of Tennessee’s COVID-19 dashboard (updated every day by 4:30 p.m.) and the Tennessee Board of Regents COVID-19 dashboard.

The College’s positive cases are reported weekly to TBR, Southwest’s governing body, and on a case-by-case basis to the Shelby County Health Department. The identities of those reported as COVID-19 positive, or potentially exposed to an infected COVID-19 person, are never reported in the dashboards.

Southwest will continue to vigilantly monitor COVID-19 activity, keep students and employees abreast and respond according to the health and safety measures outlined in the College’s Back to Campus Plan and recommended by the Centers for Disease and Control Prevention and local public health guidelines.

For more information on the College’s coronavirus response, visit /coronavirus/.  To learn more about the four phases of the Back to Campus Plan, visit Southwest’s Back to Campus Plan site.