Community Notification: COVID-19 Case at Northwest High School

December 18, 2020

Dear MCPS Community:

We are writing to share that a Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) food and nutrition services staff member working at the Northwest High School meal distribution site has reported a positive test of COVID-19. The last date the employee worked at the distribution site was Tuesday, Dec. 15. 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 on or before Dec. 15 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. Food distribution will continue as scheduled next week. We ask community members who use this food site to monitor for symptoms and to contact your health provider if you display symptoms or have any questions. 


Montgomery County Public Schools

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