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December 20, 2021 Community Update: Update on BCPS' Contact Tracing Process

Dear Parents, Guardians, Staff and Students:

In light of the recent COVID-19 surge across the county and continued data that indicates that COVID-19 transmission in schools is rare, BCPS has collaborated with the Baltimore County Department of Health (BCDH) to update its COVID-19 case response process. BCPS appreciates the Department of Health's partnership and its willingness to take on an increased role in COVID-19 case response for BCPS. Once a student case is reported to a BCPS school nurse, the nurse will identify possible close contacts and share those with the BCDH who will lead the process for notifying all close contacts. Parents of students who are placed in quarantine by the county health department are asked to notify their school nurse. Schools will continue to send a daily community notice when a person has been at a school while potentially contagious.