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Allegany County Public Schools Releases COVID 19 Response

March 11th, 2020 by WCBC Radio

ACPS continues to be in regular contact with and receive guidance from the Allegany County Health Department (ACHD) and the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19). As the situation concerning COVID-19 continues to evolve, ACPS will continue to consult with the Health Department and MSDE. There are no cases reported in Western Maryland at this time.

 

From MSDE

Due to recent events regarding the spread of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE), in consultation with the Maryland Department of Health (MDH), is advising that all scheduled out-of-state and international field trips sanctioned by local school systems for students and staff be canceled indefinitely.

 

IMPORTANT: The newest updates and preparations in ACPS effective immediately:

 

School District Status

The school district will remain open pending further notice from the Allegany County Health Department. Elementary and middle after-school programs will continue to operate pending further notice.

 

Travel

All work-related travel outside of the state by faculty or staff is canceled pending further notification. Exceptions to this must be approved by the superintendent.

All field trips outside of Allegany County are canceled pending further notice.

All school competitions, such as FBLA and Mock Trial, will continue to be permitted, in-state, pending further notification from the Health Department or MSDE. A parent/guardian may choose to prohibit his/her child from participating without any consequence to the student.

The spring sports season does not begin until March 20, 2020. Athletics will continue pending further notification from the Maryland Public Secondary Schools Athletic Association (MPSSAA). A parent/guardian may choose to prohibit his/her child from participating without any consequence to the student.

 

General

Please beware of mixed messages in the media or on social media. Official ACPS communications are the only authoritative source of information regarding ACPS operations.

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