August 15, 2022
In light of the highly contagious COVID-19 BA.5 variant, masks are required in all schools and facilities until further notice. This decision was recommended by the Prince George’s County Health Department.
There is no longer a quarantine requirement for individuals who may have been exposed to COVID-19. Individuals who may have been exposed can remain in schools unless they become symptomatic. It is recommended that anyone exposed get tested on the 5th day after exposure
PGCPS will provide rapid antigen COVID tests only for symptomatic individuals with signed parental consent forms on file
If a person tests positive, they should remain home for 5 days and can return on day 6 if asymptomatic.
Parents are to notify their child's school in the case of a positive COVID-19 test.
PGCPS has updated guidance for social distancing to mirror that of CDC. Individuals are encouraged to keep distance from others when feasible to include workspaces, meeting rooms and in shared spaces (hallways, stairwells, staff lounges).
Our goal is to minimize disruption to learning and work environments while quickly quarantining those who present with the following COVID-19 symptoms while at school or at work: