Effective on May 2, Montgomery County Public Schools will stop providing individual COVID-19 contact tracing to students and staff. According to a letter sent out by MCPS, the decision comes from the recommendations and guidance of Maryland Department of Health and the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.
This message includes information about a change in COVID-19 contact-tracing procedures in MCPS: https://t.co/r3wjAlwpGR
— MCPS (@MCPS) April 26, 2022
MCPS will no longer notify individuals but messages will still be sent out at the classroom, grade or school level.
If there is an outbreak, MCPS will contact trace and inform the school community of any mitigating changes. Such changes could include mask wearing or at-home testing, as stated in the MCPS letter.
The COVID-19 dashboard will still report daily cases by school.