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Community Notification: COVID-19 Case at Highland View Elementary School
Dear Highland View Community,
This letter is to inform you that an individual at Highland View 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 or grade-level with the positive pool will enter quarantine for 10-days, or until they test negative for COVID-19 and have not been identified as a direct contact of an individual positive for COVID-19, whichever comes first. Right now, there are no known additional cases of COVID-19 at Highland View, 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:
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 montgomerycountymd.gov/COVID19 for
We appreciate your cooperation as we work to maintain a safe and healthy school environment.
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