Notice of PRIVACY to all students, parents, and staff associated with the McDowell County School system:
To promote and protect the health and safety of our students, educators, and the general public during this pandemic, McDowell County Schools (MCS) and the McDowell County Health Department (MCHD) will be sharing data and information specifically related to positive COVID-19 cases. These communications are permitted by federal laws for the purpose of preventing or controlling the spread of disease and safeguarding the health and safety of the community.
The MCHD and MCS will make every effort to maintain the privacy and confidentiality of all parties involved. Only information deemed necessary to minimize and prevent COVID disease spread will be shared. As such, there will be a limited number of designated and trained MCS contacts who will communicate directly with the MCHD. All COVID-19 data/information from the school system will be shared through these persons.
For any questions or concerns about this policy or process, please contact:
McDowell County Schools –firstname.lastname@example.org McDowell County Health Department- (304) 448-2174