Over the last week, in consultation with the Lapeer County Health Department and all Lapeer County school districts, we have been working to update many of our procedures to reflect new guidelines from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) based on recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).
Starting Monday, January 17, the following changes to our current COVID-19 procedures for students will be in effect:
- To be considered fully vaccinated, a student must have received the initial vaccine regimen and the booster (based on age eligibility).
- Any student who tests positive for COVID-19, regardless of symptoms, is required to isolate at home for five days from symptom onset date:
a. If no fever, and symptoms improve, they can return to school thereafter and be required to wear a well-fitted mask on days 6-10.
b. If unwilling/unable to wear a mask, they would be required to isolate at home for the full 10 days.
- There are also updated quarantine guidelines for students who are not fully vaccinated and are in close contact with a positive case of COVID-19.
New Quarantine Guidelines for Students
The following guidelines are recommendations for students deemed to be in close contact with a positive case of COVID-19. The decision regarding student quarantines will continue to be made by parents. Any one of the three below options are recommended:
- No quarantine, but test (days 1-5) and mask (days 1-10) to stay in school. Students would need to obtain testing on their own, OR
- Home quarantine (days 1-5) and mask to stay (days 6-10), OR
- Home quarantine 10 days from last exposure if unable/unwilling to wear mask
We have updated our current guidelines to reflect these changes. They are accessible on the District website (LapeerSchools.org).
If your child is currently in isolation with COVID-19, please contact the main office at your child’s school if you believe your current leave may be reduced.