MCPS: Employee at Glen Haven Meal Distribution Site Tests Positive for COVID-19

Montgomery County Public Schools announced that a staff member who works at a Glen Haven Elementary School meal distribution site in Wheaton has tested positive for the coronavirus.

“Out of an abundance of caution, we have asked other employees who worked with the affected staff member to self-quarantine for 14 days since their last contact with the employee,” MCPS said in a letter to the community Friday.

The last time the staff member worked at the distribution site was Oct. 14, so MCPS urges anyone who may have visited Glen Haven recently to monitor themselves for symptoms. Over the weekend, the site will receive a deep cleaning and meal distribution will resume Oct. 19, MCPS said.

Full Message from MCPS on Glen Haven Coronavirus Case

Here’s a look at the full letter MCPS sent to community members on Friday:

Dear MCPS Community:

We are writing to share that a Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) food and nutrition services staff member working at the Glen Haven Elementary School meal distribution site has reported a positive test of COVID-19. The last date the employee worked at the distribution site was Wednesday, Oct. 14. Out of an abundance of caution, we have asked other employees who worked with the affected staff member to self-quarantine for 14 days since their last contact with the employee. In addition, we are sharing this so anyone who visited the school prior to or on Oct. 14 can self-monitor for symptoms. Based on discussions with the Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services, we believe the risk level to students and families is low. The employee used masks and gloves—consistent with CDC guidance. The kitchen will be closed over the weekend for deep cleaning. Food distribution will resume on Monday, Oct. 19. We ask community members who use the Glen Haven food site to monitor for symptoms and to contact your health provider if you display symptoms or have any questions.

Sincerely,

Montgomery County Public Schools

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Deirdre Byrne

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Deirdre Byrne is a social media coordinator for Montgomery Community Media. She can be reached at dbyrne@mymcmedia.org or on twitter at @DeirdreByrneMCM.

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