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Community Notification: COVID-19 Case at Garrett Park Elementary School
Dear Garrett Park Community,
This letter is to inform you that we were notified today an individual who was last present at Garrett Park Elementary School on April 23, 2021 tested positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19) on April 25, 2021. Following Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) guidelines, we notified individuals who were known to have direct contact with this individual and have advised them to quarantine for 14 days.
Per current DHHS guidance and our contact tracing process, unless you are notified directly, your child does not need to be tested or quarantine as they were not in direct contact with the person who tested positive for COVID-19. Direct contact is defined as:
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).
We encourage you to closely monitor your child for symptoms of COVID-19, such as fever, cough and shortness of breath. If your child develops any of these symptoms, do not send them to school. You should contact your healthcare provider immediately for advice. Please contact the school if your child develops COVID-19-like symptoms. Students who develop symptoms, or test positive for COVID-19, will not be able to return to the building until they are medically cleared.
As a reminder, here are the steps that we can all take to keep ourselves, families and school community safe:
Visit https://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/coronavirus and montgomerycountymd.gov/COVID19
for additional information.
We appreciate your cooperation as we work to maintain a safe and healthy school environment.
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