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Baltimore City Schools meal site to close due to COVID-19 case

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Posted at 2:11 PM, Jul 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-01 14:11:32-04

BALTIMORE — Baltimore City Public Schools has learned that an employee working at the emergency meal site at Beechfield Elementary/Middle School recently tested positive for COVID-19.

Effective immediately, City Schools will temporarily close Beechfield Elementary/Middle School to follow the district’s Standard Operating Procedure on cleaning and disinfecting school buildings.

They will notify the community of the date when the meal site will reopen.

The employee may have had contact with others and out of respect for the employee’s confidentiality, they cannot release any personal information.

The district is offering the following guidance:

  • Individuals who may have been in contact with staff working at the Beechfield Elementary/Middle School emergency meal site should self-monitor for symptoms such as fever, cough, shortness of breath for 2-14 days.
  • According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, if you think you have been exposed to COVID 19 and develop a fever and symptoms, such as cough or difficulty breathing, call your healthcare provider for medical advice.
  • For students and families seeking meals or learning packets, please visit the Meal Sites web page for a list of 17 other sites where meals and learning packets will be available.