How is contact tracing handled?

Contact tracing is handled by the Howard County Health Department, with support from and in coordination with the HCPSS Office of Health Services. School principals will send out communication to the school community when there’s a case in the building. No personally identifying information will be shared. If a student is identified as a close contact, the parent/guardian will receive individual communication about the quarantine procedure from health services and additional communication from the local health department contact tracers.