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Important definitions provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:

  • Isolation separates sick people with a contagious disease from people who are not sick.
  • Quarantine separates and restricts the movement of people who were exposed to a contagious disease to see if they become sick.
  • Close contact is defined as someone who was within 6 feet of an infected person for at least 15 minutes starting from 2 days before illness onset (or, for asymptomatic patients, 2 days prior to specimen collection) until the time the patient is isolated.

COVID-19 Data Dashboard

The Carthage R-9 School District has created a COVID-19 Data Dashboard to inform parents, students, staff, and the community about the impact of COVID-19 on the Tiger family. We hope you find this information helpful.

The COVID-19 Data Dashboard will be updated Wednesday and Friday by 4 p.m. Click the blue button to view the dashboard.

Report Date - Friday, October 23, 2020:  Updates reflect new information received from the Jasper County Health Department on Thursday, October 22. The first chart includes all positive cases and quarantine orders issued by the Jasper County Health Department on or after August 20, 2020.  The second chart includes ACTIVE orders as of Thursday, October 22.

Total Number of Students Enrolled:  5,049
Total Number of Staff:  827

The State of Missouri has launched a new website for the state's expanded set of COVID-19 dashboards. Included in this data is information that tracks positive cases among all school-aged residents (ages 5-19), including non-public school students, in each school district's geographic boundary.  Please visit the site below to find updated information daily:


Who will be notified if there is a case in my school?
Parents will be contacted by a representative of the Carthage R-9 School District and/or the Jasper County Health Department if their child is believed to have been in close contact with an individual with a positive COVID-19 test. When contacted by the Jasper County Health Department, the health department will provide specific guidance regarding testing and quarantine.  Important:  The Jasper County Health Department has partnered with ACCESS Family Care to assist in contacting families when their child has been identified as having been in close contact with an individual with a positive COVID-19 test. As a result, families may receive a call from ACCESS Family Care on behalf of the Jasper County Health Department. 


Only the Jasper County Health Department can issue quarantine orders and release individuals from quarantine. The district only provides contact tracing information.


For health-related questions, please contact the Jasper County Health Department.