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ACPS Reports 8 New COVID Cases in School System; Virtual Learning, Winter Sports Next Week

December 4th, 2020 by WCBC Radio

For the two-week period of November 21 – December 4, 2020, ACPS reports 8 individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19 who were within an Allegany County Public School. These individuals will complete the required isolation period before returning to a school building. Contact tracing in 1 of these cases indicated no close contacts, and no need to quarantine staff. In the remaining 7 cases, close contacts were identified, and those individuals will complete a 14-day quarantine period. Notification was sent out via the ACPS Blackboard notification system if there was a positive case in a building.

  • ACPS WINTER SPORTS UPDATE: The MPSSAA winter sports season for Allegany County Public Schools athletics will begin Monday, December 7, 2020, with student-athletes taking part in virtual workouts and virtual practices. When local health metrics allow, we will begin in-person workouts, try-outs and practices.
  • VIRTUAL LEARNING FORMAT UPDATE: All Allegany County Public School students will remain in a fully-virtual learning format for the week of December 7-11, 2020, as a result of county health metrics and the availability of adequate staff. Announcements regarding the learning format for the week of December 14th will be communicated to the public by the end of next week.