List of Frederick County schools with reported COVID-19 cases

Open Justice Baltimore filed this request with the Frederick County Health Department of Frederick County, MD.

It is a clone of this request.

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From: Open Justice Baltimore

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Maryland Public Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

I am requesting a list of the names of all Frederick County schools (both public and private) that have reported positive cases of COVID-19, along with the total number of cases reported at each of those schools. The information I am requesting should not contain any personally identifiable information (and any such information should be redacted), only numbers reported by the schools. For background information, the data I am requesting is discussed in the article "Maryland schools will have to report any coronavirus cases — but health officials don’t plan to publicize the data", which can be found here:

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 10 calendar days, as the statute requires.


Open Justice Baltimore

From: Frederick County Health Department

Good afternoon,

Since you made your request, Maryland has added school data to the website:<;!!I2-OFBIJoQBJqqeup9g!R6u_RFJQnSNIKI4I3f14V0SFPShN-LRZoVPPzvzl76mA9Zd3IPpyrhwQxyyoEV2slv39Rr1lWxI$>. The website lists COVID-19 outbreaks in public and non-public K-12 schools in Maryland, and the definitely of the outbreak criteria are posted on the website below the table. Cases reported reflect the current total number of cases. Schools are removed from the list when health officials determine 14 days have passed with no new cases and no tests pending. Archival data is available through the COVID-19 open data catalogue<>. Schools and counties that are not listed do not have current outbreaks. The list is updated weekly on Wednesdays.

I believe this meets the request you submitted.

Thank you,


Rissah J. Watkins, MPH, CPH
Pronouns: she, her, hers
Director of Planning, Assessment, and Communication
Frederick County Health Department
350 Montevue Lane
Frederick, MD 21702
(301) 600-6005 (phone)
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