Flu/Coronavirus Update

On-going efforts to prevent the spread of viral illnesses

Washington County Public Schools (WCPS) is making a concerted effort to prevent the spread of flu and other viral illnesses throughout our schools. WCPS staff continue to frequently clean and disinfect schools and offices in the ongoing effort to maintain healthy learning and working environments.


We appreciate the support from families by encouraging their family members to practice healthy habits and by keeping their children home when they are sick.

The school system is closely monitoring the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) as cases are reported in the United States, and staff is in touch with local and state health departments. We are following the guidance and best practices of larger agencies like the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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Tips for Preventing the Spread of Viruses

  • Cover your mouth and nose when you sneeze or cough.
  • Wash your hands often.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick and stay home if you are sick.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth.
  • Practice other good health habits.
  • Get your flu shot and appropriate vaccinations.

Information About the Novel Coronavirus

The CDC is sharing information about actions you can take to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in the United States. Click on the document link below.
The Maryland Department of Health has provided an informative FAQ sheet containing important information about the novel coronavirus. Click on the document link below.
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School Handwashing Guide for Elementary Students

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School Handwashing Guide for Middle and High School Students

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