Community Notification: COVID-19 Case at Rosemary Hills Elementary School

July 31, 2021

Dear Rosemary Hills School Community,

This letter is to inform you that we were notified today an individual who was last present at North Chevy
Chase Elementary School on July 30, 2021, has tested positive for Coronavirus (COVID-19) on July 31,
2021. Following guidance from the Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services
(DHHS) it was determined there has been no risk of exposure to other students or staff on-site.
Based on the contact tracing guidelines, staff and students do 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 in schools is defined
1. being within 3 feet or less for 15 or more minutes (within a 24-hour period) of an individual with
COVID-19, or
2. 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).

We encourage you to closely monitor for symptoms of COVID-19, such as fever, cough and shortness of
breath. If any of these symptoms develop, please stay home and do not report in-person to the school
building. You should contact your healthcare provider immediately for advice. Please contact the school if
there is a development of COVID-19-like symptoms. Staff or 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:
? 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
? Practice physical distancing and keep 6 feet away from others when possible.
? Stay home if you are sick.

Visit and for additional

We appreciate your cooperation as we work to maintain a safe and healthy school environment.

<<Back to browse