Education, Family, Health

Person involved in BCPS food distribution program site at Overlea High School tests positive for COVID-19

OVERLEA, MD—Baltimore County Public Schools officials on Thursday night announced that an individual involved in the meal distribution program at Overlea High School recently tested positive for COVID-19.

Meal distribution from the site will continue uninterrupted.

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

BCPS officials say they are 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 Thursday, January 28, the school system distributed a letter 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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