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FCPS Health Hub

Frederick County Public Schools welcomed students back for in-person learning five days per week in 2021-22 with a virtual option for families who choose that option. In this informational hub, you will find our School Opening Plan and our complete response to COVID-19 positive cases when they are reported to Frederick County Public Schools.

Fall 2021 Reopening

Frederick County Public Schools School Opening Plan 2021 – 2022
Escuelas Públicas del Condado de Frederick Plan de apertura de escuelas 2021 – 2022

Our Response

Modified Quarantining Protocol updates

Started: Monday, October 18
Change: Students will be identified as a close contact and asked to quarantine if they were unmasked and within 6 feet of another student who tested positive for 15 minutes or more. The identification of close contacts for adults has not changed.

Return to Play Protocol changes

Begins: Monday, December 6, 2021
Who: Students taking part in athletics, performing arts and other extracurricular activities that have interscholastic competition.
What: Must either show proof of vaccination against COVID-19 OR participate in a weekly screening test program.

For more information, please see our update to the community.

Frequently asked questions about our COVID-19 response

We have updated our Frequently Asked Questions about our response to the COVID-19 global health crisis. This page is regularly updated.

FCPS is updating its health metrics dashboard twice per week

The FCPS Health Metrics Dashboard is updated on Mondays and Wednesdays with the latest COVID-19 positive cases reported by school. We also share terminology definitions, Frederick County health metrics data, and Maryland school outbreaks, which is updated by the Maryland Department of Health.

Our communication when COVID-19 positives are reported

Once contact tracing is completed, we begin the communication process to inform families and employees of positive cases. Listed below are letters sent for various circumstances:

Variety of Instructional Supports for Students During Quarantine

Informational Videos

Questions about our cleaning and disinfecting process? Need more details about how our buildings are being ventilated? Curious about our contact tracing quarantine protocols and procedures? These videos help answer many commonly asked questions:

School COVID-19 Call Center: