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Reopening Plan & COVID-19 Resources

Reopening Information

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Latest CCPS Guidance

Screening for symptoms of illness prior to coming to school continues to be the best way to prevent spread of a communicable illness in the school setting.

Calvert County Public Schools is currently mask-optional, except in situations of COVID illness or exposure. Please note the most recent Maryland Department of Health guidance for quarantine/isolation and mask recommendations:

Appendix A: MDH/MSDE Guidance for COVID-19 Symptoms, Isolation, and Quarantine

Staff or Student/Child with Guidance for Management
COVID-19 Symptoms
  • Staff or student/child should not attend or work in a school or child care setting
  • COVID-19 testing is recommended
  • If test is negative, may return when symptoms have improved, no fever for 24 hours without medication, and applicable criteria in the Communicable Diseases Summary have been met
Positive test for COVID-19, regardless of symptoms
  • Staff or student/child must stay home for 5 days from the start of symptoms or from the date of the positive test if no symptoms
  • After day 5, may return if symptoms have improved and no fever for at least 24 hours without medication
  • Upon return, must wear a mask for 5 additional days (except while eating, drinking, sleeping or outside)
  • If unable to wear a mask, may return if they have a negative test at day 5 or later; otherwise, they should remain at home for days 6 -10
Close contact with someone with known or suspected COVID-19 but no symptoms
  • Staff or student/child can continue to work in or attend school and child care regardless of vaccination status
  • Those who can mask should do so for 10 days from the last day of exposure
  • A test at 3-5 days after exposure is recommended, especially for those who cannot mask (ex. children under 2 years of age)

Visitors Welcome

Until further notice the following social protocols must be followed while in CCPS buildings and offices:

  • Face Masks are optional.
  • Sign-in and sign-out is required at all school buildings and offices.
  • We encourage proper hand hygiene and sanitizing.
  • Social distancing is encouraged while on school properties.
  • To promote a healthy school environment, staff and visitors are responsible to self-assess for symptoms of infectious illness such as COVID, influenza, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), and gastrointestinal infections before entering a Calvert County Public School facility. Staff and visitors should not enter if they are experiencing symptoms related to infectious illness.
  • If you become ill while in a CCPS building or office, please notify a staff member and leave immediately.

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