2020-21 School Year COVID-19 Updates

This page will house all pertinent information regarding COVID-19 Updates for the 2020-21 school year.  Information will be continually evolving, so please refer back to this page for current updates.

To protect the health of our School Community and per the Emergency Order issued by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Reporting of Confirmed and Probable Cases of COVID-19 at Schools, North Muskegon Public Schools will use this webpage to provide Public Notice to our School Community regarding School Associated Cases of COVID-19. Within 24 hours of being notified of a School Associated Case by the Muskegon County Health Department, this dashboard will be updated to include new and cumulative COVID-19 case counts. Individuals identified as Close Contacts of School Associated Cases will be notified separately and directly by the Muskegon County Health Department.

SCHOOL ASSOCIATED COVID-19 CASES

The Muskegon County Health Department provided notice of new School Associated Case(s) amongst the North Muskegon Public Schools District. This data may include probable and confirmed cases as reported by the Muskegon County Health Department among students, staff, administration, coaches, or visitors, if the person with COVID-19 was in the building or participating in a school-sponsored function during their infectious period.

In the table below, cases refer to both "Confirmed" and "Probable" school-associated cases of COVID-19. A "Confirmed" case resulted from a positive COVID-19 laboratory test. A "Probable" case is someone exposed to COVID-19 and exhibiting symptoms. 

Updated for the Week of:  November 9, 2020

Building

Number of New Cases*

Cumulative Number of Cases

Cumulative Number of Students who have been in Quarantine

Cumulative Number of Staff who have been in Quarantine
Elementary            1               1               22               2
Middle/High School            2               2               41               5

 

*The number of new cases will be reset every Friday and only cases reported during the following week will be considered "New" cases.  The number of cumulative cases will still be reflected in the "Number Cumulative Cases" column.

As a precaution, we will be disinfecting applicable areas of the school. This may include spraying classrooms, hallways, locker rooms, and common areas, as needed, with a sanitizer, along with other methods of disinfection.

ACTIONS YOU CAN TAKE

We recommend taking action to help limit the spread of COVID-19, even if staff members or students are not experiencing symptoms:

  • Wear a mask (covering mouth and nose) while in public places or if people who do not live with you must visit your home.
  • Practice social distancing (maintaining a distance of 6 feet apart).
  • Practice frequent handwashing (using soap for 20 seconds or hand sanitizer with 60% alcohol).
  • Follow capacity restrictions of social gatherings.
  • Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue or with the inside of your elbow & wash your hands.
  • Stay home if you are sick; you can also get tested.
  • Answer the phone if the health department contacts you, as a contact tracer may be trying to reach you with important information.

This information does not mean you should quarantine or isolate. Those members of the School Community who were or are suspected to have been in Close Contact with a School Associated Case will be notified by the Muskegon County Health Department and/or North Muskegon Public Schools.

Thank you for understanding that, due to medical privacy laws, we are not able to release the names of the individuals with COVID-19. We will continue to communicate changes and updates with you.  With your participation, we believe we can maintain a safe environment while also providing quality education.

If you have any questions, contact the Muskegon County Health Department at (231) 724-6246. For answers to your COVID-19 questions, please call the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services COVID-19 Hotline at 888-535-6136 or Michigan.gov/Coronavirus.

 

 

 

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