Linganore High School has had an outbreak of COVID-19 as determined by the Maryland Department of Health.

According to a Find Out First email sent to the school community on Friday, two people who work in close proximity at the school have tested positive for the virus.

The Maryland Department of Health defines a classroom or cohort outbreak as at least two confirmed cases among students, teachers and/or staff within a 14-day period and that are epidemiological linked but not household contacts.

According to the email, contact tracing was conducted at the school in collaboration with the Frederick County Health Department, and any close contacts of the people who tested positive were contacted and advised to quarantine at home, monitor their symptoms and consult their health care provider.

In the email, FCPS stated it believes the risk of exposure to others is low but that they are sharing the information out of caution.

Despite the confirmed cases, small-group instruction will continue at the school.

Frederick County reported 137 new cases of coronavirus Friday and one new death related to the virus. Altogether, the county has seen 8,363 cases and 148 deaths.

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I see you pulled your definition from Google. You should have gone farther and see what it refers to in medical terms which was the subject of the article. An unexpected number of cases of a disease. Violence is not required.

Care to try again?


Well Garden, cite your references. I am not wrong.


MC said earlier in the week to FCPS, "we have your back" regarding a $2.5M loss because of dwindling enrollment.

FCPS announced yesterday it intends to send FCSO deputies to the homes of students who fail to login to virtual classes. THAT SHOW REDUCE DWINDLING ENROLLMENT.

HOCUS POCUS, $3M appears today, funded by county/city for corona-virus relief for FCPS, with a proviso that funds must be spent before Dec 30th. Sounds like possible Holiday bonus for FCTA and Support Staff Assoc.

And just to put the icing on the cake, FCPS announced COVID-19 OUTBREAK at Linganore (2 people). That should squelch starting HYBRID Learning. Just like CC/Teachers Fitzpatrick and Donald proposed at FCPS / COUNTY COUNCIL meeting reported earlier in the week.

Come on FNP, if you have any inquisitive reporters on staff please assign them for some good old fashioned "investigative journalism." DON'T YOUR SUBSCRIBERS DESERVE IT.


I hope people realize that most of what you say is just wrong. Where to begin? The $3 million from federal coronavirus money can only be used for certain things like technology and food distribution costs not for raises for staff or anyone else. So that's just wrong. The $2.5 million shortfall is state funding for next year due to lower enrollment due to covid. That will be fixed by legislation that adjusts the funding formula to hold every school system in the state harmless. That's what MC was talking about. So, the FNP doesn't need to do investigative journalism. You need to read,, comprehend and not misrepresent the facts.


Frederick - believe this is jersey who never worried about be correct or getting the facts right.


Outbreak means to escape confinement. To experience more cases of disease than expected. Two cases of COVID where none would be expected. It's a finding not an adjective. But we do have some lovely parting gifts for you.


You are wrong about the definition of 'outbreak.' 'Outbreak' and 'breakout' have different definitions. "Breakout" means to escape confinement where "outbreak" means the sudden or violent start of something unwelcome, such as war, disease, etc.


So two positive tests is an "outbreak"? Then three would be "skyrocketing" I suppose.



By all means, share your “wisdom,” what threshold would be satisfactory for you? Feel free to stand beside any infected individuals. After all, it only takes ONE.


More testing means more positives. The article was long on sensationalism and short on facts. Were the two people asymptomatic? Are they hospitalized? Why did they get tested in the first place?

What's your definition of an "outbreak" duffy? Two people at the same school with a cold sore could be an "outbreak" of herpes.



Duffy, you should know that Bosco simply likes to push buttons so people respond to him. Such a nice day too...


I like to ask questions of authority or people who act as an authority. If that's pushing buttons in your world, great. People should question authority or they become sheeple easily led. So, hayduke2, if you don't like my questions or if they make you feel uncomfortable, scroll on by.

How's the Biden Crime Family investigations going?



Telll me how the QAnon theory on the Biden.s is progressing. You are the one who seems to fantasize about it. You don't ask questions bro, you throw out nonsense or misleading information in order to get a response. Button pushing or trolling, your choice. Some people call out nonsense like that, me included.


How's the investigation into Swalwell and the Chinese spy he slept with? Think that'll pose any problems with his duties on the House intelligence committee?

More troublesome questions for the Socialist Democrats.



Close the schools education can wait six months. We don't need more sickness and deaths.


I thought schools were closed?

Greg F

Not unexpected. Get a clue that schools should not open.


Right again Greg F 👍

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