CES Health Notification 1.14.22


Dear School Community:

In cooperation with the Fairfax County Health Department, this letter is to inform you that six students at Chesterbrook Elementary have reported testing positive for COVID-19 during the week of January 10th through January 14th.

If you have not been contacted by FCPS, your child is not considered a potential close contact to a positive case at this time. If any additional persons are identified as close contacts during the contact tracing and case investigation process, the Fairfax County Health Department will contact those individuals directly.

A close contact is any person, regardless of vaccination status, who is within six feet of a COVID-19 positive individual for a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) K-12 Indoor Exception states students will not be identified as close contacts if they are at least 3 feet apart and consistently wearing masks in the classroom. (Adults are not included in this exception).

If you have questions about COVID-19, you may contact the Fairfax County Health Department at 703-267-3511 (9 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekdays). You may also email ffxcovid@fairfaxcounty.gov  (monitored 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays). Additional COVID-19 resources can be found on the Virginia Department of Health or FCPS websites.

FCPS also maintains a COVID-19 Dashboard that shows daily cases of COVID-19 at the division and school level. Please know that this information is being shared to keep you informed and aware.

We all play a part in stopping the spread of COVID-19.

For more information on COVID-19 Supports and Resources, please visit the Virginia Department of Health website.

Thank you for your cooperation and patience, as we work through the COVID-19 pandemic together.


Stacy Kirkpatrick, Principal