MN Guidance on Mode of School Instruction

MN recommends that schools make decisions about their safe learning model based on the number of cases by county of residence in Minnesota over 14 days, per 10,000 people. The state publishes this number once a week on Saturdays for the previous 14 days (e.g., 7/25/2020 includes cases between 7/12/2020 and 7/25/20). The visualization below shows those official weekly numbers (circles) but also tracks this number daily (bars) for the county you select from the right sidebar. The number is calculated using state county population estimates from 2019 and joined with the data provided by the New York Times (https://github.com/nytimes/covid-19-data)

Code available at https://github.com/kechambers/mn_k12_covid

Data updated 2022-07-06

How does your selected county compare to all counties in the state? Counties are sorted in descending order based on their most recent total number of cases in the past 14 days per 10,000 people. The selected county will be highlighted.


Where are the counties with the highest scores located? The total number of cases in the past 14 days per 10,000 people from the most recent date selected is shown for each county.


When did each county peak? For the dates selected, this plot identifies a county's highest population adjusted 14-day case total (opaque squares with black borders) and shows what percentage of that max other days reached. The date of each county's peak is given at the far right. The selected county will be highlighted. Counties are sorted in descending order based on most recent peak percentage.


Where are the counties with the highest number of cumulative cases? The total number of cases per 10,000 people from 2020-03-01 to 2022-07-06