COVID-19 Cases from April 28 to May 4, 2021
This report shows the number of newly reported confirmed positive cases among GCPS staff and students in the past seven days. These numbers are for this time period only and are not cumulative. It will be updated every Wednesday afternoon.
The content contained on this website is dependent on the expectation that GCPS parents/guardians and staff self-report confirmed positive cases. GCPS relies on self-reporting or confirmation from the Garrett County Health Department for all positive cases. Therefore, the information contained on this page includes only students and staff who have tested positive and may not accurately reflect the total number of positive cases of COVID-19 within the GCPS community at-large.
Positive Cases of COVID-19
|Non-School Based Staff
There have been 1,992 confirmed cases of Coronavirus in Garrett County. Current metrics from the Garrett County Health Department are: 7-Day Positivity Percentage: 5.83; 7-Day Case Rate Per 100,000: 7.88
Coronavirus Tips & Precautions
Face coverings must be worn by staff and students, especially when social distancing cannot be maintained. Staff and students are authorized to use their own face coverings. Any logos or embellishments must meet the standards for what is appropriate for school. Ideally face coverings should be held on the face by loops around the ears. GCPS will provide face coverings if students or staff wish to have them provided. Students should be frequently reminded not to touch the face covering and to wash their hands frequently. Face coverings are different from masks that GCPS may provide to select job classes when masks are required to perform specific GCPS assigned work (i.e. changing filters, use of certain products/solvents to perform custodial or maintenance work, and for nurses).
Guidance for Use of Cloth Face Coverings in Schools
School Face Covering Guidance
Follow the advice from the CDC to use the following universal precautions to protect yourself
Wash hands often with soap and water for 20 seconds. Washing hands correctly is the most important thing you can do to stay healthy.
Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces, such as toys, doorknobs, especially if someone is sick.
Avoid touching eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
Avoid close contact such as kissing, hugging, and sharing cups or eating utensils with people who are sick.
Cover your cough and sneezes with a tissue or shirt sleeve, not your hands.
Stay home when you are sick and keep sick children home from school if they are ill with a fever.