SANDTOWN: City Schools meal site to close due to COVID-19 case

(BALTIMORE — May 4, 2020) – Baltimore City Public Schools has learned that an employee working at the emergency meal site at Sandtown-Winchester Achievement Academy recently tested positive for COVID-19.

Effective Monday, May 4, City Schools will temporarily close Sandtown-Winchester Achievement Academy to follow the district’s Standard Operating Procedure on cleaning and disinfecting school buildings. We will notify the community of the date when the meal site at Sandtown-Winchester Achievement Academy will reopen.

The employee may have had contact with others. Out of respect for the employee’s confidentiality, we cannot release any personal information.

City Schools places the highest priority on the health, safety, and well-being of our community while working diligently to support the education and social needs of its families. The district is offering the following guidance:

  • Individuals who may have been in contact with staff working at the Sandtown-Winchester Achievement Academy emergency meal site should self-monitor for symptoms such as fever, cough, shortness of breath for 2-14 days.
  • According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), if you think you have been exposed to COVID 19 and develop a fever and symptoms, such as cough or difficulty breathing, call your healthcare provider for medical advice.
  • For students and families seeking meals or learning packets, please visit our Meal Sites web page for a list of 17 other sites where meals and learning packets will be available.

We will notify the community of the date when the meal site at Sandtown-Winchester Achievement Academy will reopen. As the situation continues to change rapidly, we will work to keep you updated regarding this rapidly evolving situation. And again, we encourage everyone to avoid contact with others.

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Serving 80,000 students, Baltimore City Public Schools is committed to providing a world-class education through the Blueprint for Success which addresses the critical areas of student wholeness, literacy, and staff leadership. The goal of City Schools is to create learning communities where our students will learn, grow and graduate from our high schools college and career ready, and equipped to succeed wherever their life may take them.