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BCPS employee involved in food distribution program tests positive for COVID-19

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Public Schools announced on Wednesday that an employee working in the meal distribution program recently tested positive for COVID-19.

The employee is involved in the distribution program at Dundalk Elementary School, Dundalk Middle School, and First Baptist Church.  Officials say meal distribution from these locations will continue uninterrupted.

Everyone who had close contact with this BCPS employee has been identified, notified, and will remain away from BCPS facilities until they are cleared to return by the Baltimore County Department of Health. The bus and school buildings involved have been cleaned in accordance with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention protocols.

BCPS is working with the Baltimore County Department of Health to ensure that recommendations and guidelines provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Maryland Department of Health are in place.

On Wednesday, Oct. 7, the school system distributed a letter (below) to the community about the situation, urging students and community members to be diligent in monitoring their health and taking steps to prevent COVID-19 transmission, such as social distancing and wearing face coverings.

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Click to access BCPS-10-7-20_letter.pdf

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