Community Notification: COVID-19 Case at John F. Kennedy High School

October 14, 2021

This letter is to inform you that we were notified that an individual who was last present at John F. Kennedy High School on 10/13/2021 tested positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19) on 10/13/2021. Following Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) guidelines, we notified individuals who were known to have close contact with this individual and have advised them to quarantine, per CDC guidelines.

Per current DHHS guidance and our contact tracing process, unless you are notified directly, your child does not need to get tested or quarantine as they were not in close contact with the person who tested positive for COVID-19.  Please visit for additional information on how the CDC, MCPS and DHHS, defines and identifies close contacts.

We encourage you to closely monitor your child for symptoms of COVID-19, such as fever, cough, headache, and shortness of breath. If your child develops any of these symptoms, do not send them to school. You should contact your healthcare provider and have your child tested for COVID-19. 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.

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