COVID-19 Policy

COVID-19 Policy (Participation in MCRRC Training Programs)

All participants in MCRRC training programs must undergo a self-assessment for any COVID-19 symptoms. No one should attend a MCRRC program event if they have any of the following symptoms:

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose

Additionally, anyone who has already been instructed to self-isolate by a health care practitioner because of confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis or exposure (close contact) to someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 should continue to follow this advice and not participate.  Per the CDC, close contact is considered to be less than 6 feet from an infected person for a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period.

Contact Notification/Tracing

Per the guidance from the Maryland Department of Health, if you have COVID-19 symptoms you should get tested. If you test positive for COVID-19 you should immediately notify people who qualify as a close contact (above), including any fellow participants at MCRRC program events that meet the definition of a close contact. Note that the Maryland Department of Health currently has a contact tracing program in place to assist with notification. If appropriate, you may contact the MCRRC Program Director to notify them of your status. Depending on the circumstances, the Program Director may elect to notify all program participants of the potential exposure.

A further explanation of the CDC’s guidance surrounding quarantine and isolation may be found here.