MoCo Health Officer Sends Private Schools a Letter Encouraging Them to Strongly Consider Return to Virtual Learning

MoCo Health Officer Sends Private Schools a Letter Encouraging Them to Strongly Consider Return to Virtual Learning

Montgomery County Health Officer Travis Gayles sent a letter to private school leadership teams encouraging them to reassess in-person instruction and strongly consider a return to virtual instruction until the average case rate in the county is below 15 per 100,000 people.

The case rate in MoCo is currently at 22.6 cases per 100,000 residents and the 7-day positivity rate has increased to 5.4% in the last two weeks, according to the letter.

Below you will see both pages of the letter, courtesy of Caitlynn Peetz.

3 Comments on "MoCo Health Officer Sends Private Schools a Letter Encouraging Them to Strongly Consider Return to Virtual Learning"

  1. I have heard some schools have not had a single positive test and others have have too many. Seems to me that each school should make a decision based upon how they are handling it and the size of the school. MCPS should be looking at the private schools to see what went right and what went wrong and move on from there.

    Easiest example is to make decisions by school or cluster. Don’t let a breakout in Chevy Chase close down Olney schools. County wide school decisions are not wise.

    • Agreed. I have a child in a private school and so far they only had one positive case and after 2 week quarantine every one went back and everything has been fine. Shutting everything and everyone down equally doesn’t make sense. We pay a lot of money for a good education and for the school to do everything in their power to make sure everyone is safe and everyone is following procedure.

  2. No no no no. cases are rising. No need for reopening.

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