UPPER MARLBORO, Md. – Eleanor Roosevelt High School and College Park Academy in Prince George’s County will be temporarily closed for the rest of the week amid possible coronavirus exposure fears. Prince George’s County Public Schools officials say a person affiliated with both schools had close contact with someone who traveled to a country under a high-risk coronavirus (COVID-19) warning. As a precaution, both schools will be closed Thursday and Friday for cleaning and sanitizing, according to PGCPS. The schools we reopen Monday.
The closures will impact all programming at the schools, including before and after school activities, athletic, extracurricular and weekend events.
School officials say all cleaning and disinfection procedures will follow CDC best practices.
Dear Prince George’s County Public Schools Community,
On Wednesday, March 11, Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) was notified that an individual affiliated with Eleanor Roosevelt High School and College Park Academy had close contact with someone who traveled to a country under a high-risk coronavirus (COVID-19) warning. As a precaution, both schools will be closed Thursday, March 12 and Friday, March 13 for cleaning and sanitizing. Students and staff will return Monday, March 16.
There are simple everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses. These include:
Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
If you are sick, to keep from spreading respiratory illness to others, you should:
Stay home when you are sick.
Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.