Weekly COVID-19 Updates

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    For the 7-day period of October 8-14, 2021, there were no Allegany County Public Schools identified with a School Wide Outbreak. 

    Cash Valley Elementary School had one classroom that met the definition of a classroom/cohort outbreak.
     
    ACPS had four staff members and 42 students reported as positive for COVID-19 during this time, and two staff members and 111 students were identified as a close contact to a positive person. Those who are close contacts complete a quarantine period of 10-20 days, depending on their individual circumstances.  
     
    Published 10/15/21

    For the 7-day period of October 1-7, 2021, Braddock Middle School met the Maryland Department of Health definition of a school-wide outbreak of COVID-19. Fort Hill, Mountain Ridge, and Allegany High Schools and the Career Center remain on the MDH list of schools with School Wide Outbreaks. 

    ACPS had two schools with classrooms/cohorts that met the definition of a classroom/cohort outbreak:  Bel Air Elementary School and West Side Elementary School.

    ACPS had six staff members and 41 students reported as positive for COVID-19 during this time and five staff members and 116 students were identified as a close contact to a positive person. Those who are close contacts complete a quarantine period of 10-20 days, depending on their individual circumstances. 
     
    Published 10/8/21 

    For the 7-day period of September 24-30, 2021, Allegany High School met the Maryland Department of Health definition of a school-wide outbreak of COVID-19 by having three or more classrooms/cohorts having at least two or more positive cases within a 2-week period. This school, along with Fort Hill High School, Mountain Ridge High School, and the Career Center remain on the MDH list of schools with School Wide Outbreaks. 

    There were no schools with classroom or cohort outbreaks reported. 

    ACPS had six staff members and 46 students reported as positive for COVID-19 during this time.  Three staff members and 141 students were identified as a close contact to a positive person. Those who are close contacts complete a quarantine period of 10-20 days, depending on their individual circumstances.  

    Published 10/1/21


    For the week of September 17-23, 2021, Mountain Ridge High School and the Center for Career and Technical Education met the Maryland Department of Health's (MDH) definition of a school-wide outbreak of COVID-19 by having three or more classrooms/cohorts with at least two or more positive cases within a 2-week period. These two schools, along with Fort Hill High School, remain on the MDH list of schools with School Wide Outbreaks. 

    ACPS had three schools with classrooms/cohorts that met the definition of a classroom/cohort outbreak due to two or more individuals in the classroom/cohort testing positive for COVID-19. These schools were Braddock Middle School, Allegany High School, and Beall Elementary School.

    ACPS had six staff members and 66 students reported as positive for COVID-19 during this time.  All positive individuals complete a 10-day isolation period. Six staff members and 218 students were identified as a close contact to a positive person. Those who are close contacts complete a quarantine period of 10-20 days, depending on their individual circumstances.  
     
    Published 9/24/21

    For the week of September 10-16, 2021, Fort Hill High School met the Maryland Department of Health definition of a school wide outbreak of COVID-19. There were three or more classrooms/cohorts having at least two or more positive cases within a 2-week period. 


    ACPS had one school with classrooms/cohorts that met the definition of a classroom/cohort outbreak due to two or more individuals in the classroom/cohort testing positive for COVID-19. The Center for Career and Technical Education had two cohorts that met this definition. 
     
    ACPS had ten staff members and 81 students reported as positive for COVID-19 during this time. Two staff members and 280 students were identified as a close contact to a positive person, and eight staff members and 249 students were identified as having COVID-19 symptoms. 
     
    Published 9/17/21

    For the week of September 3-9, 2021, South Penn Elementary School met the Maryland Department of Health definition of a school wide outbreak of COVID-19.  There were four classrooms in the building that had at least two individuals who tested positive for COVID-19.  This outbreak resulted in the closure of one kindergarten classroom.


    ACPS had three schools with classrooms/cohorts that met the definition of a classroom/cohort outbreak due to two or more individuals in the classroom/cohort testing positive for COVID-19.  Fort Hill High School had two classrooms that met the definition; Allegany High School had one classroom that met the definition; and Washington Middle School had a cohort outbreak in their 6th grade class.
     
    There were also two buses that met the definition of a cohort outbreak by having two or more individuals on the bus test positive for COVID-19.  These included a bus from Mountain Ridge High School and a bus from Mt. Savage School. In all cases, parents were notified of the outbreak status.
     
    ACPS had nine staff members and 41 students reported as positive for COVID-19 during this time. Six staff members and 182 students were identified as a close contact to a positive person, and eight staff members and 150 students were identified as having COVID-19 symptoms. 
     
    Published 9/10/21

    For the period of Wednesday, August 25, 2021, through Thursday, September 2, 2021, ACPS had two situations that met the definition of a cohort or classroom outbreak by the Maryland Department of Health. One was in an extracurricular organization at Allegany High School, and one was in a classroom at Braddock Middle School. In both of these cases, the definition of outbreak was met due to two individuals in the cohort testing positive for COVID-19. There was no quarantining of students in the classroom as a result of an outbreak.

     
    ACPS had four staff members reported as positive for COVID-19 during this time.  An additional four staff members were quarantined due to a close contact with a positive person, and eight staff members were identified as having COVID-19 symptoms.
     
    ACPS had 31 students absent from school during this time due to a positive COVID-19 diagnosis, and 200 students were quarantined due to a close contact with a positive person.  This includes students who were identified as a close contact to an infected family member, a close contact on the school bus, and in extra-curricular activities. There were no classroom close contacts reported.  An additional 111 students were identified as having COVID-19 symptoms.
     
    Published 9/3/21