Resources for Schools
- Process for a COVID-19 Case at School
- Process for COVID-19 Exposure at School
- COVID-19 Privacy and Contacts
- Cohorts help limit COVID-19 Contacts
- How does COVID-19 spread?
- What are chances of catching COVID-19
- Who might be a close contact
- When a student should stay home or may be sent home
School COVID-19 Outbreak Reporting
Beginning on Monday, September 14, 2020 the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) started reporting outbreak information by school building. Data will be collected from 45 health departments across the state each week. A COVID-19 outbreak is defined as two or more cases with a link by place and time indicating a shared exposure outside of a household. MDHHS will continue to update this report on Mondays.
View the most recent report and related information.
Reporting of Confirmed and Probable COVID-19 Cases at Schools
On October 6, 2020, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) issued an Emergency Order requiring K-12 schools to provide public notice to the school community about probable and confirmed cases of COVID-19 within 24 hours.
The order requires local health departments to notify schools within 24 hours of learning of a probable or confirmed school-associated case of COVID-19. Upon notification, schools must provide public notification on a highly visible location on the school’s website that covers the impacted building or location within 24 hours. This Emergency Order goes into effect on Monday, October 12.
Click here to view the Emergency Order
Guidance to Promote Health and Safety in Band, Choir and Orchestra Programs at Educational Institutions
On October 13, 2020, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services released Guidance for Band, Choir and Orchestra Programs at Educational Institutions During COVID-19. The guidance includes information on: COVID-19 Transmission Risk; Measures to Promote Health and Safety in Band, Choir and Orchestra Programs; Guidance for Wind and Brass Instrument Practices and Performances; Disinfection and Protection Measures for Instruments; Improving Ventilation for Indoor Practices; and Precautions for Choirs and Other Vocal Performance Settings.
Click here to review this guidance.