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COVID-19 Resources

Students are attending school in-person for five days of instruction.   Data from recent weeks indicates a gradual decrease in COVID-19 positive cases in both CCPS as well as Charles County, which is guiding the school system’s efforts to resume normal activities for students, staff and families.

Board votes to eliminate mask mandate, masks now optional

On Feb. 28, 2022, the Board of Education of Charles County voted in a 7 to one vote to eliminate the Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) mask mandate. Effective immediately, CCPS will no longer require masks in any school system buildings. Mask use is now optional for students, staff and visitors to CCPS schools and buildings.

Following guidelines released last week by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Board also voted in favor of eliminating the required use of masks on school buses effective immediately. Read More

CCPS taking steps to move toward standard system operations

Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) continues to take steps toward resuming standard school system operations. This includes the recent reinstatement of 100 percent spectator access at school events along with concession sales, resuming out-of-county field trips, and welcoming volunteers back to schools.

System eliminates mandatory COVID-19 screenings

Effective Monday, Feb. 21, CCPS will no longer require student athletes or participants in extracurricular activities to test weekly for COVID-19 at school. Testing will now be optional for all students.

Parents who want to opt their child out of testing must log in to their Gene 20/20 Systems portal to opt their child out. This will prevent a student’s name from appearing on a screening list at their school.  Upon log in, parents can select Opt Out of Testing from the left menu. It may take up to two weeks for a student’s name to be removed from the weekly school roster. Click here to access the 20/20 GeneSystems portal.

Free COVID-19 Preventative screening available for students, staff

Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) offers free weekly COVID-19 preventative screenings for students and staff. To participate, parents and staff must complete a one-time registration with the state health department contractor, 20/20 GeneSystems.  Click here to access the 20/20 GeneSystems portal.

The test used is an anterior nasal swab PCR test. Results are provided to parents and staff in the portal within 48 hours. Users can sign up for email notifications.

Instruction for sick students

Schools have instructional plans for students who are out of school. All instructional plans for schools are posted on individual school websites.


Mask are optional effective immediately some things will stay the same


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Prescreening Questionaire


School Reopening Plan