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BCPS employee involved in food distribution program test positive for COVID-19

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Posted at 2:57 PM, Oct 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-07 14:57:40-04

BALTIMORE COUNTY — Baltimore County Public Schools has learned that an employee working in the meal distribution program at Dundalk Elementary School, Dundalk Middle School, and First Baptist Church has recently tested positive for COVID-19.

Meal distribution from Dundalk Elementary, Dundalk Middle, and First Baptist Church will continue uninterrupted.

Everyone who had close contact with this BCPS employee has been identified, notified, and will remain away from BCPS facilities until they are cleared to return by the Baltimore County Department of Health.

The bus and school buildings involved have been cleaned in accordance with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention protocols.

BCPS is working with the Baltimore County Department of Health to ensure that recommendations and guidelines provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Maryland Department of Health are in place.

On Wednesday, the school system distributed a letter to the community about the situation, urging students and community members to be diligent in monitoring their health and taking steps to prevent COVID-19 transmission, such as social distancing and wearing face coverings.