As of July 1, 2022, unusual and imperative leave for COVID-19 vaccination, recovery, or care for a family member is no longer available to MCPS employees. The Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) regarding COVID-19, which provided leave to employees during the pandemic, expired on June 30, 2022.
Previous Guidelines for Staff (guidelines expired 6/30/22)
- Staff who test positive for COVID-19 or have suspected COVID-19, regardless of vaccination status, must stay home for at least 5 full days from the date of symptom onset if symptomatic or the date of the positive test if no symptoms.
- After Day 5, if the individual has no symptoms without the use of fever-reducing medication, the individual may return to school as long as they wear a well-fitting mask when around others for an additional 5 days, and as required by MCPS and MSDE guidelines regarding mask use in schools.
- If the individual is unable to wear a mask when around others, they should remain at home for at least a full 10 days.