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We are writing to share that Monocacy Valley Montessori School has met the criteria determined by the Maryland Department of Health (MDH) for a Cohort outbreak of COVID-19 defined below:
Cohort outbreak definition:
When a report of a confirmed case of COVID-19 is received, Monocacy Valley Montessori School administrators follow the Maryland State Department of Education and MDH Interim K-12 School and Child Care COVID-19 Guidance for Persons Who Have Confirmed or Suspected COVID-19 (Isolation) to isolate the appropriate individuals.
We collaborate with our FCPS Health Services Specialist and the Frederick County Health Department (FCHD) for reporting of positive cases. Upon review of positive cases in our school, we have identified that 3 individuals who tested positive for COVID-19 work in close enough proximity to be considered a cohort. This information was reported to MDH who has determined these cases to meet the criteria of an outbreak of COVID-19.
We are sharing this information out of an abundance of caution and to be transparent with our valued Monocacy Valley Montessori School Community. The FCPS Health Specialist in collaboration with the FCHD COVID-19 School COVID-19 Liaisons will be reporting COVID-19 case information to MDH every day until the outbreak is determined to be cleared.
Monocacy Valley Montessori School will continue to provide in-person instruction. Monocacy Valley Montessori School staff follow health and safety protocols for reducing transmission of infectious illnesses among staff and students in schools. We are following guidance for ventilation, handwashing, and sanitizing and disinfecting all work spaces. The health and safety of our community is our highest priority.
Monocacy Valley Montessori School