When should my child stay home and what health checks should families conduct?

To ensure students are healthy enough to attend in-person instruction, parents/guardians are to perform a symptom check every day before the student leaves home. A student having any of the following symptoms may not be sent to school:

  • 1 of the following:
    • New onset cough, shortness of breath, or difficulty breathing;
    • New loss of taste or smell; OR 
  • 2 of the following:
    • Fever over 100.4 or chills within the past 24 hours;
    • Fatigue;
    • Muscle or body aches; 
    • Headache; 
    • Sore throat; 
    • Congestion or runny nose;
    • Chills or shaking chills;
    • Nausea or vomiting; 
    • Diarrhea.

Staff and students who travel out of state should review and follow the most recent travel advisories in Maryland.