Carroll County Public Schools Updated Quarantine Protocols Beginning Tuesday, January 18th

Updated Quarantine Protocols announced by Carroll County Public Schools on January 13, 2022:

Dear Parents/Guardians,

At the Board of Education meeting on Wednesday, January 12, the Board voted to modify our quarantine practices.

Beginning Tuesday, January 18, students and staff who come in contact with a person who has tested positive for COVID-19 will no longer need to quarantine unless they are symptomatic (refer to the weekly symptom reminder email).  Notification will be sent any time a student is in a classroom, at the lunch table, or rode the school bus with a person who tested positive.  Parents/guardians may choose to keep their child home and quarantine for up to 10 days if it is confirmed that your child meets the definition of a close contact after consultation with school staff.

If you would like to get your child tested for COVID-19, you may contact the regional CCPS testing site located on the campus of Westminster High School.  The testing site is open on school days from 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.  You must have an appointment to be tested.  Please call 443‑536-2809 or 443-536-2829 to schedule an appointment.  Please note that no walk-ins are accepted at the testing site.

We request that parents/guardians continue to closely monitor their children for symptoms.  In the event your child develops symptoms, your child must stay home.  If your child tests positive for COVID-19, whether they have symptoms or are asymptomatic, they will be required to stay home from school and isolate for at least 5 days. Please be sure to contact the school nurse if your child tests positive for COVID-19.

If your child is currently quarantined but does not have symptoms, they may return to school beginning Tuesday.

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding as we navigate the challenges relating to COVID-19.

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Scott E

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