Will school volunteers who work with students be required to show proof of vaccination or testing?

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(Updated: Jan. 19, 2022)

These individuals are required to show proof of full vaccination, with no testing option, at least five school days in advance by using the PinPoint VaccineCheck platform to submit proof of full vaccination:

  • Volunteers and chaperones who interact with students, and parents/guardians who are conducting classroom observations
  • Current HCPSS students will not be permitted to visit a school that is not their own during the school day for field trips and volunteer opportunities. However, HCPSS students going to another school as part of their academic schedule, including students who go to ARL or another school for academic requirements, would not be required to provide proof of vaccination.
  • Professional individuals or groups who come into the school during the school day to provide enhancements and support to instruction such as musical performers and guest speakers.

Volunteers should perform a COVID-19 health check every day before coming to an HCPSS building and should stay home if they are experiencing any symptom(s) associated with any communicable disease.

Additionally, all volunteers must complete a Confidentiality Training Course about protecting the privacy of our students, staff, and schools, and the Child Abuse and Neglect Training about reporting any suspicion of child abuse or neglect to Howard County Department of Social Services.

Also see Will parents and other visitors entering the school be required to show proof of vaccination or testing?