As the impact of COVID-19 (coronavirus) grows in our area, SMCPS and the St. Mary’s County Health Department are working closely with local, state, and federal agencies to monitor the situation. SMCPS remains committed to providing all families, staff, and students with updated, accurate information regarding the impact on our school operations.
UPDATE: March 27, 2020
UPDATE: March 25, 2020
- Governor Hogan and State Superintendent Karen Salmon announced that all Maryland Public Schools will remain closed through April 24, 2020. Teachers and support staff will be reporting remotely and teleworking beginning on Monday, March 30. Directions will be shared with staff over the next two days detailing their telework schedule and professional development that will be provided to assist them in moving our students learning online.
- March 25, 2020 Letter
UPDATE: March 19, 2020:
New Information below in system-wide communications.
UPDATE: March 13, 2020:
The St. Mary’s County government has been opened a community information line for St. Mary’s County residents needing more information about the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19). Community members can call the center Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. to speak with staff, obtain information about the disease or get their questions answered at: 301-475-4911
- March 27, 2020 Letter
- March 25, 2020 Letter
- March 19, 2020 Letter
- March 13, 2020 Letter
- March 12, 2020 Letter
- March 3, 2020 Letter
- CDC Resources
- Talking to Children about COVID-19
- Cover Your Coughs and Sneezes - Kids
What does it mean?
Social distancing is the practice of reducing close contact between people to slow the spread of infections or diseases. Social distancing measures include limiting large groups of people coming together, closing buildings and canceling events.
Social Distancing Do's and Don't
|Avoid:||Use Caution when:||Safe to:|
|Group gatherings||Visiting a local Restaurant||Take a walk|
|Sleepovers||Visiting a grocery store||Go for a hike|
|Playdates||Getting Take out||Complete yard work|
|Concerts||Picking up Medications||Play in your yard|
|Theater Outings||Playing Tennis in a park||Clean out a Closet|
|Athletic Events||Visiting the library||Read a good book|
|Crowded Retail Stores||Church Services||Listen to Music|
|Malls||Traveling||Cook a meal|
|Workouts in Gyms||Play family game night|
|Visitors in your house||Go for a drive|
|Non-essential workers in your house||Group video chat|
|Mass Transit Systems||Stream a favorite show|
|Call to check on a friend/family member|