As you may have heard, many of the restrictions related to COVID-19 mitigation have been relaxed or removed in total this week. What this means for us, as a public school district, is simple: We will continue to follow requirements from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, which will be reflected in the day-to-day operations of the District moving forward.
Fortunately, there are only two requirements related to COVID-19 that remain in force as of this writing:
• All individuals, regardless of their vaccination status, must always wear face masks while on a school bus.
• Public school districts are still required to publicly report all school-associated probable and positive cases of COVID-19.
With the elimination and/or relaxation of requirements, the following are no longer in effect:
• Universal masking while indoors (regardless of vaccination status).
• Social distancing
• Capacity limits on gatherings
• COVID-19 testing for student-athletes
• Daily self-screening for employees
Please understand that, as from the beginning of the Pandemic, requirements will continue to be subject to change based on the status of the virus. There will be additional communications once we receive further guidance from the state regarding schools. Our hope is to begin the school year in as normal a fashion as possible, given the requirements at that time.