Key’s Health Office is tasked with tracking student and employee absences and following up with families and employees to gather information about illness, travel, etc. The Health Office will assess trends and collaborate with the Head of School Matthew Nespole, who oversees the School’s COVID-19 Response Team. Additionally, the Health Office will work with local and state public health officials as directed to report illness and absentee trends.
Transparency is important and we are committed to keep all members of the Key community informed of any health concerns at school. Should a member of the Key community exhibit COVID-19-like illness or symptoms, warrant a COVID-19 test and/or test positive for COVID-19, etc., we will follow the direction of the Anne Arundel County Health Department and immediately notify those members of the Key Community who may have potentially been exposed. Maintaining confidentiality is important per HIPAA guidelines, but the School does intend to share as much information as possible, in as timely a manner as possible.
Please be aware that nebulizers, which are used to provide inhaled aerosolized medication for asthmatics, are no longer allowed on campus for student use. The Health Office is following best practice and specifically not using nebulizers until further notice due to the potential risk of aerosolized spread of the virus. If your child requires nebulized respiratory therapy, please contact your child’s provider to discuss other options.