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Community Notification: COVID-19 Case at Glen Haven Elementary School
Dear Glen Haven Elementary School community,
This letter is to inform you that an individual at Glen Haven Elementary School has tested positive for COVID-19. We identified this case through our pooled testing program, where individuals who elect to participate are screened for COVID-19, even if they do not have symptoms.
All students and staff in the classroom with the positive pool result will enter quarantine for 14 days, or until they test negative for COVID-19, whichever comes first. Right now, there are no known additional cases of COVID-19 at Glen Haven Elementary School , and those who did not have direct contact to the positive pool or classroom do not need to get tested for COVID-19 or quarantine at this time. Per the CDC, Direct contact is defined as:
being within 6 feet or less for 15 or more minutes (within a 24 hour period) of an individual with COVID-19, or
having direct contact with the infectious secretions from an individual with COVID-19 (e.g., being coughed on).
Note: The definition of “close contact” does not include all other individuals on the same floor or in the same building as a positive individual, unless they also meet criteria (1) or (2).
As a reminder, here are the steps that we can all take to keep ourselves, families and school community safe:
Wear a mask, or appropriate face covering, at all times when in school and other public spaces.
Wash your hands frequently with soap and water, especially before and after eating.
Cover your cough and/or sneeze and immediately wash your hands for 20 seconds or use hand sanitizer.
Practice physical distancing and keep 6 feet away from others when possible.
Stay home if you are sick.
Visit https://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/coronavirus and https://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/COVID19 for additional information.
We appreciate your cooperation as we work to maintain a safe and healthy school environment.
Mrs. Cassandra Heifetz
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