Anne Arundel County School Leaders Announce COVID-19 Cases At Four Additional Schools
Following the announcement regarding an Edgewater Elementary student testing positive for the coronavirus this week, four additional COVID-19 cases have been announced by school leaders since buildings reopened on Monday. According to letters obtained by Report Annapolis, three more students and an employee have reported positive results as of March 1.
In a letter released yesterday, Davidsonville Elementary Principal Colleen Harris said an employee in her school tested positive for COVID19. The employee was last in the building on March 1, 2021. "We have investigated the movement of the employee throughout the day and have identified those determined to be close contacts," Harris wrote. "Those who have been identified as close contacts have been notified and will need to quarantine for 14 days. The employee did not have direct contact with students and none of the identified close contacts are students."
Principals from Linthicum Elementary, Pasadena Elementary and Center of Applied Technology North in Severn all published letters this week after learning one student at each of their schools were infected with the virus. "We have investigated the movement of the student throughout the day and have identified those determined to be close contacts of the student," the letters read. "Those who have been identified as close contacts have been notified and will need to quarantine for 14 days."
Despite the positive cases, each school will continue to operate on a normal schedule as cleaning procedures in the buildings are ongoing.
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