COVID Risk Level Increases in Michigan

COVID-19 cases increased across the state and in our community over the past few weeks placing our county and many counties across the state in a “HIGH” community risk category. The CDC and MDHHS recommend that individuals wear masks indoors and on public transportation.  At all levels, the CDC recommends people get vaccinated and boosted, and get tested if they have symptoms, and suggests that anyone wanting to wear a mask should do so. 
This is a reminder to our students, staff and families to be mindful of the current community level and plan accordingly for the needs of yourself and family members. Under the CDC and MDHHS guidance, risk levels are based on hospital capacity, hospital COVID admissions and COVID-19 cases.  
As a reminder, PLEASE continue to use the COVID screener tool EACH day. Children who are exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19 need to stay home from school and parents need to seek medical attention. This is an important measure that will help prevent or reduce the spread of the virus in our schools. In addition, please contact your child’s school via the attendance line and report that there is a positive case in your household.  Do not send your child to school if there is a COVID positive case in your household.  You will receive further instructions from your school and we will follow the NPS COVID RESPONSE PROTOCOL, as recommended by MDHHS.
If you would like to be aware of the cases reported to each building, please visit the NPS COVID-19 Case Transparency Report, found under the COVID-19 Dashboard link on the main page of the district website.  This transparency report is updated throughout the week with cases identified by building and grade level.