Earlier today in a media briefing, MCPS informed the public that it will be sorting schools into three categories– green, yellow, and red.
The categories will identify whether individual schools are below the 5% threshold (5% of the population of students and staff testing positive for Covid-19 in a 14 day period).
Green- under 3% report testing positive within the last 14 days
Yellow- between 3-5% report testing positive within the last 14 days
Red- 5% or more have reported testing positive in the last 14 days.
When a school reaches the Red category, MCPS will confirm the next best steps with the Department of Health and Human Services. This includes the possibility of transitioning to 14 days (calendar days) of virtual learning. The full list can be seen below or at this link.