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Recommendations for Safer School Operations during COVID-19

The state is committed to ensuring that Michigan students and educators are as safe as possible in the classroom. Schools provide supportive learning environments for students and employ teachers and other staff. Schools also provide critical services including school meal programs and social, physical, behavioral, and mental health services. Though COVID-19 outbreaks have occurred in schools, multiple studies document that transmission of COVID-19 within the school setting can be prevented by implementing multiple prevention strategies, even when community transmission of COVID-19 is high. While specific to K-12 schools, these recommendations are also relevant for other sites that serve children-including childcare and After-School Providers.


High School Sports Event Guidance

The Governor's Executive Order 183 allows for increased gathering numbers for indoor and outdoor events in all regions of the state. For guidelines on athletic activities and events, please find the Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA) memo to athletic directors in the button link below.

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Return to School Roadmap

The Wayne County Public Health Division, in partnership with the City of Detroit Health Department, Wayne Regional Educational Service Agency and participating Wayne County school district superintendents, developed a comprehensive roadmap for school administrators, faculty and staff to help them get back to school safely. The workgroup aligned the guidance with the State of Michigan's MI Safe Start Plan.

This roadmap is not an order, but strongly recommended guidance, completewith letter templates and other tools to clearly communicate with school communities. This document will evolve as the workgroup continues to meet to refine guidance in accordance with State of MIchigan orders and provide ongoing support to Wayne County schools thoughout the Pandemic.

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Out-Wayne County Schools COVID-19 Weekly Report

In accordance with the State of Michigan's 2020- 21 Return to School Roadmap, the Wayne County Public Health Division will provide the following report on a weekly basis to the Wayne Regional Educational Service Agency (RESA) for distribution to Wayne County Schools.

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