Baltimore City Public Schools is excited to announce its plan for COVID-19 testing, including two types of testing for students and staff participating in optional in-person learning opportunities – no-symptom screenings (asymptomatic/persons with no apparent COVID-19 symptoms) and testing when individuals exhibit COVID-19-like symptoms (symptomatic).
Parent consent is required for in-person learning, which includes COVID-19 screenings or testing. Please download the consent agreement (English or Spanish), review it and return it to your school.
In order to keep our community safe, City Schools has developed robust health and safety protocols for in-person learning during the COVID-19 pandemic, based on the latest medical research, best practices, and input from the Baltimore City Health Department, our public health advisors, and other stakeholders.
The addition of no-symptom, or asymptomatic, screenings are part of a comprehensive health and safety strategy offered by City Schools. This new tool further enhances the strong health and safety measures City Schools already has in place including social distancing, face masks, health screening, hand washing, desk shields, contact tracing and symptomatic testing for staff and students.
Below are sections about each type of COVID-19 testing or screening. For general resources regarding the risk of COVID-19, visit our links section on our Health and Safety Webpage. If you have questions, please email them to email@example.com.