Why is HCPSS implementing a COVID-19 Testing Program?

Governor Larry Hogan allocated one million testing kits for the state of Maryland. In an effort to help ensure the health & safety of school-based staff and students, HCPSS launched a COVID-19 Testing Program to provide another layer of health and safety protections. By administering tests to students and school-based staff who develop symptoms in schools, HCPSS health professionals are able to proactively monitor and take action upon symptomatic individuals and those identified as close contacts to help to ensure the health and safety of schools.