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COVID-19 Resources

Current COVID Guidance for Families and Staff

Effective Monday, Feb. 28, 2022, masks/face coverings are optional for students and staff in Kent County Public Schools. KCPS will continue to follow the latest CDC and MDH guidelines for isolation and quarantine. Keeping schools open safely remains a priority, and everyone must do their part to keep our students and staff healthy.

Please read the following items regarding COVID safety policies.

If You Test Positive for COVID-19 (Isolate)
All persons who test positive for COVID-19 or have suspected COVID-19 — regardless of vaccination status — should complete isolation as follows: 
  • 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. Day 1 is considered the first full day after symptoms started in symptomatic persons or the first full day after the person tested positive if asymptomatic. 
  • After Day 5, if the person has no symptoms or if symptoms are improved, and they have had no fever for at least 24 hours without medication, they may return to school or work.
  • Continue to wear a mask around others for 5 additional days.
  • If you have a fever, continue to stay home until your fever resolves. 
If You Were Exposed to Someone with COVID-19 
If you:
  • Have been boosted
  •  Completed the primary series of Pfizer or Moderna vaccine within the last 5 months
  •  Completed the primary series of Johnson & Johnson vaccine within the last 2 months
  • Have been confirmed of COVID-19 within the last 90 days (i.e. tested positive using a viral test). 
  • Wear a mask around others for 10 days.
  • Test on Day 5, if possible.
  • If you develop symptoms, get a test and stay home.
If you:
  • Completed the primary series of Pfizer or Moderna vaccine over 5 months ago and are not boosted
  • Completed the primary series of J&J over 2 months ago and are not boosted
  • Are unvaccinated
  • Stay home for 5 days after the last close contact with the person with COVID-19. (Day 1 is considered the first full day after the date of last close contact). 
  • After that, continue to wear a mask around others for 5 additional days.
  • Test on Day 5 if possible.
  • If you develop symptoms, get a test and stay home.
Health Checks
Health Checks remain critical. Parents/guardians should perform a health check with their children every day and refrain from sending them to school if they show any symptoms of COVID-19 or any other communicable disease. Additionally, parents/guardians should continue to communicate with their child’s school notifying them of a positive test.
As always, we thank our KCPS staff, parents, and students for the continued cooperation and efforts to keep our schools focused on learning in a healthy environment.
Free At-Home COVID-19 Tests
The Federal Government is offering 4 free COVID tests to every household in the United States. To obtain these tests, please visit or call 1-800-232-0233.

Click below for the latest guidance from Kent County Public Schools.
(Issued Aug. 8, 2022)

Kent County Public Schools Reopening Plan

Kent County Public Schools is devoted to staying firmly anchored in excellence. We remain deeply committed to ensuring that every child receives a quality education that promotes equity, a rigorous and engaging curriculum, and offers a safe and nurturing learning environment.  Kent County  Public Schools has taken careful consideration in developing the reopening plan for our district. The instructional models will depend on which Phase of Reopening is permitted. Each model has  been thoroughly reviewed and has included input from stakeholder groups and then reviewed by  taskforce groups to ensure the following:
  • Promoting the safety, welfare, and health of students, employees, and families.
  • Mitigate educational inequities by creating structures and supports that respond to challenges faced by various populations as informed by data
  • Providing high-quality teaching and learning to all students.
  • Prioritizing the social-emotional well-being of students and staff.

COVID Testing Information

Covid testing
Have you taken an at-home COVID test? Have you given your child a test at home? If so, the Maryland Department of Health has an online form for reporting the results.

Please use the form instead of calling the local health department office with your results.

The Kent County Health Department continues to provide COVID testing and vaccination clinics. For more information about the Health Department, visit