COVID-19 Information

DO NOT SEND YOUR STUDENT TO SCHOOL if showing any of the following signs/symptoms:

  • Fever greater than 100° in the last 24 hours.
  • Nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea
  • New, persistent, or severe headache
  • New onset, worsening, or persistent cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Muscle pain, chills, or extreme tiredness
  • Sore throat, congestion, or runny nose

To report that your student tested positive for covid, please email or call the school nurse directly at [email protected] or 443-809-0070. Please review the following guidelines if your student has been exposed, is sick, awaiting a test result, or has tested positive for Covid.

Covid continues to be a concern we have to address in our schools; BCPS creates guidelines based on CDC recommendations that come down from the Maryland and then Baltimore County Health Department. Please review these guidelines if your student has been exposed, is sick, awaiting a test result, or has tested positive for Covid.

What if my student is positive for Covid?

STAY HOME - Please do NOT send your student to school and call the school nurse (443-809-0070) to discuss the details of your student’s illness. This will help us to determine when it is safe for your student to return to the building. In general, isolation begins on the day of symptoms starting OR the day of a positive test (if not symptomatic). A student can return to school on day 6 or the next closest school day following day 6, as long as symptoms are resolved or mostly improved. ON return your student should wear a mask for a total of 10 days from start of symptoms (or day of positive test if asymptomatic case). 

OPTIONALLY, you can retest on day 6 prior to returning to school and if the test is negative, you do not have to wear a mask for the rest of the 10 days. If it is still positive, you can still return to school on that day, but please continue to wear a mask through day 10. 

What if they are a close contact to someone who is positive for covid?

There is no more quarantine for close contacts. If you develop covid-like symptoms, stay home that day and test. If positive, follow the instructions above for what to do if your student tests positive for covid. 

Where can I find Covid testing?

In home testing kits are available at all pharmacies, most grocery stores, and anywhere healthcare products can be purchased.

Home Covid tests are no longer provided from BCPS schools. 

You can still get covid testing appointments at all Urgent Care locations, local health clinics, your local pharmacy (Walgreens, CVS, Rite-Aid) or at your personal doctors office per their specific policies. 

Please see the BCPS policy via The Social Emotional Support Office for more information.