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(1.3.22) Covid Quarantine Timeline  

(1/3/22) Message from Mr. Coco

Greetings Mays Family,

I am writing provided guidance for a variety of topics including; partial or full-school closures, BCPS quarantine timelines, and accessibility protocol for in-school COVID testing. You may have recently learned of several BCPS schools closing in response to COVID. The metrics below provide an outline for guiding those collaborative decisions. Additionally, you'll find required quarantine timelines for those who may experience positive COVID test results. And finally, our school is equipped handle testing under the guidelines provided below. 

BCPS Metrics for Partial or Full-School Closures

Consistent with the Maryland Department of Health definition, five percent or more of unrelated students/teachers/staff (minimum of 10 of these individuals) testing positive for COVID-19 in a 14-day period is a consideration. However, please note that the 5 percent threshold does not automatically result in school closure. If a decision is made for a temporary transition to virtual learning, parents/guardians at the school will be notified.
 

Quarantine Guidelines are available on our school website and at the following link:

/UserFiles/Servers/Server_5327320/File/Quarentine.Timeline.Resource.pdf

A Word on In-School COVID Testing: 

In accordance with BCPS COVID testing protocol, in school testing is available for those that develop COVID-like symptoms during the school day. This means individuals are eligible for in-school COVID testing if COVID-like symptoms develop during school hours. This BCPS protocol applies to both staff and students. Individuals that develop symptoms outside of school hours are asked to stay home and access outside clinics and care providers for testing. For the health and safety of our students and staff, please do not come to school to access COVID testing if you have symptoms. Doing so is not in the interest of safety and schools are not currently equipped to function as testing centers. Parent/Guardian consent is required before student testing may occur. Thanks for your consideration. (contact: Ms. Katie Potter-Lanier [email protected])

Your partner in education and wellness,

Steve Coco

Principal