As schools return to session, we wanted to provide the most up-to-date protocols regarding COVID-19. In March, we updated our processes for those testing positive and those who had been exposed to COVID-19 following guidance from Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS). There has not been additional guidance released from MDHHS as of yet. In the event of changes to the guidance, the Barry-Eaton District Health Department (BEDHD) will provide updates and we will share that information with staff and families.
For individuals who test positive for COVID-19 or are presumed positive for COVID-19:
- A student or staff member who tests positive, should isolate at home for five days after onset of symptoms and return to school/work location if fever-free and symptoms have improved on Day 6 and wear a mask on days 6-10.
Students and staff exposed to COVID-19:
- In their household may continue school/work uninterrupted so long as they are symptom-free AND get tested 3-7 days following exposure or if symptoms develop AND follow BEDHD's "mask to stay" option for days 1-10 after their last exposure.
- At school or in the community may continue school uninterrupted so long as they are symptom-free AND monitor for symptoms (AND get tested if symptoms develop).
It is important that families and staff continue to report positive cases of any communicable disease, including COVID-19, to their program administrator or principal. Eaton RESA will communicate with the local health department about any outbreaks of a communicable disease within our school buildings/programs.
We want to thank our families and staff for their continued efforts to keep students and staff safe as we start another great year.