Weekly COVID-19 Updates

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    For the 7-day period of May 27- June 2, 2022, Braddock Middle School had one cohort that met the definition of a Cohort Outbreak.  There were no schools that met the definition of a School Wide Outbreak of COVID-19.
     
    ACPS had 17 staff members and 27 students reported as positive for COVID-19 during this time.  ACPS had 4 staff members and 8 students quarantined as a close contact.  
     
    Published 6/3/22

    For the 7-day period of May 20-26, 2022, Northeast Elementary School and Cresaptown Elementary School each had one classroom that met the definition of a Cohort Outbreak.  There were no schools that met the definition of a School Wide Outbreak of COVID-19.
     
    ACPS had 17 staff members and 25 students reported as positive for COVID-19 during this time.  ACPS had 3 staff members and 15 students quarantined as a close contact.  
     
    Published 5/27/22

    For the 7-day period of May 13-19, 2022, there were no schools that met the definition of a School Wide or Cohort Outbreak of COVID-19.
     
    ACPS had 10 staff members and 22 students reported as positive for COVID-19 during this time.  ACPS had 1 staff member and 10 students quarantined as a close contact.  
     
    Published 5/20/22

    For the 7-day period of May 6-12, 2022, there were no schools that met the definition of a School Wide or Cohort Outbreak of COVID-19.
     
    ACPS had 7 staff members and 14 students reported as positive for COVID-19 during this time.  ACPS had 1 staff member and 7 students quarantined as a close contact.  
     
     
    Published 5/13/22

    For the 7-day period of April 29 - May 5, 2022, Frost Elementary School had one classroom that met the definition of a Cohort Outbreak.  There were no schools that met the definition of a School Wide Outbreak of COVID-19.
     
    ACPS had 5 staff members and 6 students reported as positive for COVID-19 during this time.  ACPS had no staff members and 4 students were quarantined as a close contact.  
     
    Published 5/7/22

    For the 7-day period of April 22-28, 2022, there were no schools that met the definition of a School Wide or Cohort Outbreak of COVID-19.
     
    ACPS had no staff members and 4 students reported as positive for COVID-19 during this time.  ACPS had no staff members and 1 student quarantined as a close contact.  
     
    Published 4/29/22

    For the 7-day period of April 15-21, 2022, there were no schools that met the definition of a School Wide or Cohort Outbreak of COVID-19.
     
    ACPS had zero staff members and one student reported as positive for COVID-19 during this time. ACPS had zero staff members and one student was quarantined as a close contact.
     
     
    Published 4/22/22

    For the 5-day period of April 8-12, 2022, there were no schools that met the definition of a School Wide or Cohort Outbreak of COVID-19.
     
    ACPS had zero staff members and one student reported as positive for COVID-19 during this time.  ACPS had zero staff members and zero students quarantined as a close contact.  
     
    ACPS will release the next weekly statement on April 22, 2022.
     
    Published 4/12/22

    For the 7-day period of April 1-7, 2022, there were no schools that met the definition of a School Wide or Cohort Outbreak of COVID-19.
     
    ACPS had zero staff members and 3 students reported as positive for COVID-19 during this time. ACPS had 1 staff member quarantined as a close contact. There were no students reported as a close contact to a positive person and required to quarantine.
     
    Published 4/8/22

    For the 7-day period of  March 25-31, 2022, there were no schools that met the definition of a School Wide or Cohort Outbreak of COVID-19.

    ACPS had 3 staff members and 2 students reported as positive for COVID-19 during this time.  ACPS had zero staff members quarantined as a close contact, and 1 student was reported as a close contact to a positive person and required to quarantine. 
     
    Published 4/1/22

    For the 7-day period of  March 18-24, 2022, there were no schools that met the definition of a School Wide or Cohort Outbreak of COVID-19.

    ACPS had 6 staff members and 6 students reported as positive for COVID-19 during this time.  ACPS had 1 staff member quarantined as a close contact, and 4 students were reported as a close contact to a positive person and required to quarantine. 
     
    Published 3/25/22

    For the 7-day period of  March 11-17, 2022, there were no schools that met the definition of a School Wide or Cohort Outbreak of COVID-19.

    ACPS had no staff members and 6 students reported as positive for COVID-19 during this time.  ACPS had no staff members quarantined as a close contact, and 5 students were reported as a close contact to a positive person and required to quarantine. 
     
    Published 3/18/22

    For the 7-day period of  March 4-10, 2022, there were no schools that met the definition of a School Wide or Cohort Outbreak of COVID-19.

    ACPS had 2 staff members and 11 students reported as positive for COVID-19 during this time.  ACPS had no staff members quarantined as a close contact, and 2 students were reported as close contacts to a positive person and required to quarantine. 
     
    Published 3/11/22

    For the 7-day period of  February 25 - March 3, 2022, there were no schools that met the definition of a School Wide or Cohort Outbreak of COVID-19.

    ACPS had 3 staff members and 18 students reported as positive for COVID-19 during this time.  ACPS had 1 staff member quarantined as a close contact, and 11 students were reported as close contacts to a positive person and required to quarantine. 
     
    Published 3/4/22

    For the 7-day period of  February 18-24, 2022, there were no schools that met the definition of a School Wide or Cohort Outbreak of COVID-19.

    ACPS had 5 staff members and 20 students reported as positive for COVID-19 during this time.  ACPS had 3 staff members quarantined as a close contact. 18 students were reported as close contacts to a positive person and required to quarantine.  This includes all staff and students reported as close contacts, whether the close contact occurred in the home, community, or school.
     
    Published 2/25/22

    For the 7-day period of  February 11- 17,  2022, there were no schools that met the definition of a School Wide Outbreak of COVID-19.

    Flintstone Elementary School had two cohorts that met the definition of a cohort outbreak.
     
    ACPS had 7 staff members and 39 students reported as positive for COVID-19 during this time.  ACPS had 4 staff members quarantined as a close contact.  67 students were reported as close contacts to a positive person and required to quarantine.  This includes all staff and students reported as close contacts, whether the close contact occurred in the home, community, or school.
     
    Published 2/18/22

    For the 7-day period of  February 4-10, 2022, there were no schools that met the definition of a School Wide Outbreak of COVID-19.

    West Side Elementary School had one cohort that met the definition of a cohort outbreak.
     
    ACPS had 13 staff members and 72 students reported as positive for COVID-19 during this time.  ACPS had 1 staff member quarantined as a close contact.  64 students were reported as close contacts to a positive person and required to quarantine.  This includes all staff and students reported as close contacts, whether the close contact occurred in the home, community, or school.
     
    Published 2/11/22

    For the 7-day period of January 28-February 3, 2022, there were no schools that met the definition of a School Wide Outbreak of COVID-19.


    George's Creek Elementary School, South Penn Elementary School, Westmar Middle School, and Allegany High School each had cohorts that met the definition of a cohort outbreak.
     
    ACPS had 11 staff members and 126 students reported as positive for COVID-19 during this time.  ACPS had 5 staff members quarantined as a close contact.  111 students were reported as close contacts to a positive person and required to quarantine.  This includes all staff and students reported as close contacts, whether the close contact occurred in the home, community, or school.
     
    Published 2/4/22

    For the 7-day period of January 21-28, 2022, Mountain Ridge High School and Fort Hill High School both met the definition of a School Wide Outbreak of COVID-19 by having 5 cohort outbreaks within the school.

    Northeast Elementary School and Westernport Elementary School each had cohorts that met the definition of a cohort outbreak.
     
    ACPS had 14 staff members and 128 students reported as positive for COVID-19 during this time.  ACPS had 9 staff members quarantined as a close contact.  183 students were reported as close contacts to a positive person and required to quarantine.  This includes all staff and students reported as close contacts, whether the close contact occurred in the home, community, or school.

    Published 1/28/2022

    For the 7-day period of January 14-20, 2022, there were no schools identified with a School Wide COVID-19 Outbreak. 


    Mountain Ridge High School, Allegany High School, and Fort Hill High School each had cohorts that met the definition of a cohort outbreak.
     
    ACPS had 32 staff members and 135 students reported as positive for COVID-19 during this time.  ACPS had 12 staff members quarantined as a close contact. 164 students were reported as close contacts to a positive person and required to quarantine.  This includes all staff and students reported as close contacts, whether the close contact occurred in the home, community, or school.
     
    Published 1/21/22

    For the 7-day period of January 7-13, 2022, there were no schools identified with a School Wide COVID-19 Outbreak. 

    Mountain Ridge High School, Westernport Elementary School, Cash Valley Elementary School, Allegany High School, and Fort Hill High School each had cohorts that met the definition of a cohort outbreak.
     
    ACPS had 41 staff members and 231 students reported as positive for COVID-19 during this time.  ACPS had 15 staff members quarantined as a close contact.  264 students were reported as close contacts to a positive person and were required to quarantine.  This includes all staff and students reported as close contacts, whether the close contact occurred in the home, community, or school.
     
    Published 1/14/22

    For the week of January 3, 2022, there were no schools identified with a School Wide COVID-19 Outbreak. 

    Mountain Ridge High School had one cohort that met the definition of a cohort outbreak.
     
    ACPS had 69 staff members and 205 students reported as positive for COVID-19 during this time. ACPS had 51 staff members quarantined as a close contact, and/or symptomatic for COVID-19.  271 students were reported as close contacts to a positive person and required to quarantine.  This includes all staff and students reported as close contacts, whether the close contact occurred in the home, community, or school.

    Published 1/7/22


    For the 6-day period of December 17-22, 2021, there were no new schools identified with a School Wide COVID-19 Outbreak. The following schools remain on the Maryland Department of Health School Wide Outbreak list: Allegany High School, Fort Hill High School, Mountain Ridge High School, and Mount Savage School. George's Creek Elementary School and Washington Middle School each had cohorts that met the definition of a cohort outbreak. ACPS had five staff members and 76 students reported as positive for COVID-19 during this time, and four staff members and 118 students were identified as a close contact to a positive person and required to be quarantined.

    The next report will be issued on Friday, January 7, 2022.

    Published 12/22/21


    For the 7-day period of December 10 - 16, 2021, there were no new schools identified with a School Wide COVID-19 Outbreak. The following schools remain on the Maryland Department of Health School Wide Outbreak list: Allegany High School, Fort Hill High School, Mountain Ridge High School, and Mount Savage School.

     
    George's Creek Elementary School, West Side Elementary School, John Humbird Elementary School, Parkside Elementary School and Washington Middle School each had cohorts that met the definition of a cohort outbreak.
     
    ACPS had nine staff members and 63 students reported as positive for COVID-19 during this time, and five staff members and 109 students were identified as a close contact to a positive person and required to be quarantined. 
     
    Published 12/16/21

    For the 7-day period of December 3-9, 2021, there were no schools identified with a School Wide COVID-19 Outbreak or classroom/cohort outbreak. 

    ACPS had six staff members and 51 students reported as positive for COVID-19 during this time, and three staff members and 89 students were identified as a close contact to a positive person and required to quarantine.
     
    Published 12/10/21 

     

    For the 9-day period of November 24 - December 2, 2021, there were no schools identified with a School Wide COVID-19 Outbreak. 

    Northeast Elementary School, West Side Elementary School, and Washington Middle School each had one cohort that met the definition of a cohort outbreak.
     
    ACPS had eight staff members and 54 students reported as positive for COVID-19 during this time, and one staff member and 128 students were identified as a close contact to a positive person and required to be quarantined.
     
    Published 12/3/21

    For the 5-day period of November 19-23, 2021, there were no schools identified with a School Wide COVID-19 Outbreak. 

    Cash Valley Elementary School had one cohort that met the definition of a cohort outbreak, and the Center for Career and Technical Education had two cohorts that met the definition of a cohort outbreak.
     
    ACPS had two staff members and 25 students reported as positive for COVID-19 during this time, and zero staff members and 37 students were identified as a close contact to a positive person and required to be quarantined.
     
    Published 11/24/21

    For the 7-day period of November 12-18, 2021, there were no schools identified with a School Wide COVID-19 Outbreak. 

    Parkside Elementary School had two cohorts that met the definition of a cohort outbreak.
     
    ACPS had three staff members and 36 students reported as positive for COVID-19 during this time, and one staff member and 75 students were identified as a close contact to a positive person. 

    Published 11/19/21


    For the 7-day period of November 5-11, 2021, Mt. Savage Middle School was identified with a School Wide COVID-19 Outbreak. Mt. Savage Middle School had three cohorts with two or more positive individuals within a 14-day period. 

    South Penn Elementary School had one cohort that met the definition of a cohort outbreak.
     
    ACPS had five staff members and 27 students reported as positive for COVID-19 during this time, and one staff member and 71 students were identified as a close contact to a positive person. 
     
    Published 11/12/21

    For the 7-day period of October 29-November 4, 2021, there were no Allegany County Public Schools identified with a School Wide COVID-19 Outbreak. 

    Washington Middle School and Westmar Middle School each had one cohort that met the definition of a cohort outbreak.
     
    ACPS had three staff members and 36 students reported as positive for COVID-19 during this time, and zero staff members and 95 students were identified as a close contact to a positive person. 
     
    Published 11/5/21

    For the 7-day period of October 22-28, 2021, there were no Allegany County Public Schools identified with a School Wide Outbreak.

     
    Mt. Savage Middle School had two cohorts that met the definition of a cohort outbreak.
     
    ACPS had four staff members and 26 students reported as positive for COVID-19 during this time, and zero staff members and 64 students were identified as a close contact to a positive person. 
     
    Published 10/29/21

    For the 7-day period of October 15-21, 2021, there were no Allegany County Public Schools identified with a School Wide Outbreak. 
    George's Creek Elementary School had one bus that met the definition of a cohort outbreak.
     
    ACPS had ten staff members and 31 students reported as positive for COVID-19 during this time, and three staff members and 118 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 10/22/21

    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