The Michigan Department for Health and Human Services (MDHHS) has released updated COVID-19 quarantine and isolation guidance for K-12 school settings, in alignment with the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The most significant adjustments to the MDHHS guidelines include shortened quarantine periods, a revision in the definition of “up-to-date vaccinations” to include COVID-19 boosters for eligible students, and affirmation of the CDC’s definition of close contacts in school settings.
The Wayne County Health Division provided notice to school districts in Wayne County that they are aligning their quarantine and isolation expectations with the MDHHS guidance. Additionally, the Northville Public Schools Board of Education, at the 1/11/22 Board of Education meeting, likewise authorized administration to make adjustments to the Northville Public Schools Covid-19 Mitigation Plan based on the updated MDHHS and CDC guidance, and also provided flexibility to administration to make adjustments in participation and mitigation requirements for extra-curricular and after-school events based on the totality of the circumstances at the time, to keep activities as widely available and as safe as possible.
Please refer to the updated Northville Public Schools COVID Response Protocol for more detail. We have updated the District’s COVID-19 General Mitigation / Continuity of Services plan and Frequently Asked Questions documents in accordance with these revisions.
Our entire school community can continue to help mitigate COVID risk in our schools by:
- Keeping your child home if they are experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19 and use the COVID-19 Daily Student Symptom Screening Tool each and every day,
- Keeping your child home if they have been exposed to a positive case inside or outside the home,
- Testing for COVID if symptoms are present and staying home from school until you receive negative results,
- Get vaccinated or boostered if eligible; talk to your doctor, or access vaccines through multiple sources, including CVS, and Meijer as well as several Wayne County Health Dept WALK-IN COVID VACCINE Clinics.
We are grateful for your partnership and collaboration as we work together to meet the needs of each of our students and families, and continue our journey to Open a World of Possibilities for and with each and every student.