A Message from the Health Room

Tue, 10/05/2021 - 3:23pm

Thank you, parents/guardians, for keeping your children home when they are experiencing various illnesses. If y​ou are unsure, please do not hesitate to contact the health room by either calling 410-880-5966 or emailing the school health team: christina_toler@hcpss.org or kathleen_wurstner@hcpss.org


If your child has any of the following symptoms, they should be evaluated by a physician and must receive a negative PCR or alternate diagnosis before returning to school:

  • Fever

  • Sore throat

  • Cough

  • Difficulty breathing

  • Vomiting or diarrhea

  • New loss of taste or smell

  • Severe headache

Documentation must be provided to the attendance secretary at FESabence@hcpss.org prior to your child's return.



Covid testing sites:



COVID-19 Testing | Howard County

Health Department Testing. The Howard County Health Department provides PCR testing for COVID-19 using the FDA-authorized Azova saliva test kit, which is more comfortable than traditional nasal swab.