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COVID-19 Self-Screening Symptoms and Exposure Reminders

Howard County Public School System schools and offices are open five days a week for in-person instruction. To maintain healthy school communities, HCPSS staff and families are expected to follow all necessary protocols and guidance.

mom taking daughter's temperature

Symptom Self Check

Parents/guardians should keep their children home if they are experiencing symptom(s) associated with any communicable disease, including COVID-19. In addition, parents/guardians are to perform the following COVID-19 health check every day before the student leaves home.

A student should NOT come to school with any of these symptoms:

For persons with chronic conditions such as asthma, the symptoms should represent a change from baseline.

Children exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 may not attend school and must be kept home.

Students exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 need to be evaluated for COVID-19 or an alternate medical diagnosis. They may not return to school until medically cleared. In addition, students with symptoms of any communicable disease may not attend school until evaluated and medically treated.