Community Notification: COVID-19 Case at Northwood High School

October 9, 2020

Dear MCPS Community:

We are writing to share that a Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) food and nutrition services staff member working at the Northwood High School meal distribution site has reported a positive test of COVID-19. The last date the employee worked at the Northwood distribution site was Thursday, Oct. 8. Out of an abundance of caution, we have asked other employees who worked with the affected staff member to self-quarantine for 14 days since their last contact with the employee. In addition, we are sharing this so anyone who visited the school prior to or on Oct. 8 can self-monitor for symptoms. Based on discussions with the Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services, we believe the risk level to students and families is low. The employee used masks and gloves—consistent with CDC guidance. MCPS has temporarily closed the school kitchen for cleaning and will use a mobile delivery truck through Oct. 14 to continue food distribution at Northwood High School, in accordance with CDC guidelines for physical distancing. We ask community members who use the Northwood food site to monitor for symptoms and to contact your health provider if you display symptoms or have any questions. 


Montgomery County Public Schools


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