Frederick County Public Schools has canceled all overnight out-of-state travel for field trips and extra-curricular activities as well as for staff work-related travel until further notice. In consultation with the Frederick County Health Department and neighboring school districts, the Superintendent has initiated these measures as proactive steps to minimize the risk of spreading Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the FCPS community.
“The health and safety of our students and staff are always a high priority in our decision-making process,” says Superintendent Dr. Terry Alban.
FCPS reminds the community that while the current local risk of COVID-19 is low, the public should consult reputable sources of information such as the school system’s COVID-19 page at www.fcps.org/update. There, FCPS has posted links to the Frederick County Health Department (FCHD), the Maryland Department of Health (MDH) and the Centers for Disease Control, all of which are reliable sources for up-to-date COVID-19 news. Also posted at the FCPS page are answers to Frequently Asked Questions, a link to the Frederick County Government’s March 9 Public Information Briefing and information about symptoms and practices individuals can take to prevent the spread of disease.
The school system remains in close contact with the FCHD and MDH, which are closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation in Maryland.