WESTMINSTER, Md. (WJZ)– The first official COVID-19 break out in Carroll County Public Schools has been confirmed, in an unique education program at Robert Moton Elementary School in Westminster, officials stated Friday.
The Maryland Department of Health specifies an outbreak as two connected positive cases, meaning someone may have spread out the infection to another individual at the school.
Presently, one case is a staff member and the other is a trainee; both remain in the Learning for Independence (LFI) Special Education program.
” School administration and staff at Robert Moton have actually been exceptionally cooperative throughout this procedure,” Ed Singer, Health Officer for Carroll County, said. “We expected to have some cases in the schools due to COVID-19 spread in the neighborhood.
The 2nd specific evaluated positive November 5 and school and Health Department personnel collaborated to determine suitable next steps.
Authorities stated the Health Department evaluated treatments at Robert Moton and identified that they were following COVID-19 assistance in the class as much as possible.
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Authorities said the LIF program was closed October 26 after a team member reported experiencing COVID-like signs over the weekend and several trainees and team member were recognized as close contacts.
All determined close contacts of the 2 cases remain in quarantine and numerous have actually been tested. Because this outbreak is currently restricted to the LFI program, the remainder of the school can remain open.