Our School Nurse, Miriam Kotek, serves as the main point of contact for Covid related matters. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 301-962-9400 x711.
Anyone with Covid symptoms with or without a known exposure must stay home. Symptoms include: At least one of the following: fever of 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or higher, new onset cough, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, or new loss of taste or sense of smell, OR at least two of the following: chills, muscle aches, sore throat, headache, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea, fatigue, and congestion or runny nose. For those with chronic conditions, any symptoms that are a significant change from normal baseline should prompt a student to stay at home. Anyone with a known or suspected Covid exposure, regardless of vaccination status, must contact Nurse Miriam Kotek before returning to school.
In January 2022, we updated our quarantine decisions based on the latest guidance from the CDC and Maryland Department of Health. Please see below for updated scenarios.
Staff members and vaccinated and unvaccinated students who test positive for Covid-19 can return to school, provided they:
Students or staff members with a non-household exposure and are currently asymptomatic may continue attending school in person under a 10-day “mask to stay/modified quarantine” where they will be required to wear a mask at all times during this 10-day period. We will also have designated eating areas for impacted students and staff members.
Students or staff members with a household exposure will follow the below guidelines:
Unvaccinated students/staff may return to school after five days provided:
Unvaccinated exposed students/staff must stay home for 10 days.