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Anne Arundel Teachers Union frustrated, wants more COVID communication from board

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Posted at 9:41 PM, Nov 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-04 21:41:35-05

ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY, Md. — In Anne Arundel County, there's outrage over coronavirus cases

The county's teacher and support staff unions said the school board isn't doing enough to tell them when one happens.

Some teachers and staff are working in school buildings.

The union said at least 28 staff have gotten the virus, but not everyone at impacted schools has known.

“It is not enough for just letters to go out to a group. Anyone who has worked within those buildings should be aware of that as well. "

According to the school board, they’ll notify anyone who may have encountered a COVID-positive person. That's a process the county department of health has signed off on.

They also said the current process already results in over-notifications, but that the set-up is just to play it safe.

A county spokesperson responded to the unions directly saying, the unions are twisting the story to help in their bargaining and that their claims are simply dishonest.

The unions have also said they don't want anything more from this other than for positive cases to be better communicated.