Governor Whitmer held a news conference this morning that outlined the current status of COVID-19 in Michigan. As you know, Michigan’s case numbers have increased significantly over the last several weeks. Because of this, the Governor laid out a series of recommendations including a pause of in-person instruction at the high school level and athletics. We take these recommendations seriously, along with a wide range of other local factors. At the current time, we do not have plans to return to remote learning or to pause athletics. That said, we need everyone to understand that our ability to remain open for in-person instruction is being evaluated day-to-day.
This recent surge in cases continues to have a significant impact on the daily operation of our schools. We are hopeful for an easing of the numbers in the near future; but, until then, we must stay the course with our health and safety guidelines. We encourage everyone to keep their distance whenever possible, wear a mask and encourage others to do the same. These are simple steps to stopping the spread and keeping our schools open.
We will continue to keep you updated moving forward.