Wayne County Health Release Return to School Roadmap for School Districts

Wayne County Public Health Division, the Detroit Health Department, and Wayne Regional Educational Service Agency (Wayne RESA) partnered to release the Return to School Roadmap for Wayne county school districts. The guidelines, published online, were created to aid Wayne county’s educational staff in more than 30 school districts, including DPSCD. The roadmap features COVID-19 screening tools, case scenarios with action steps, template communications if someone is exposed to the virus, and an appendix of other useful resources.

The plan states face coverings are required for staff and students:

Staff

The MI Safe Schools Roadmap requires that facial coverings must always be worn by staff while in school hallways and common areas in a school building except during meals.
Bus drivers and other staff must also wear face coverings during school transportation.
Homemade coverings must be washed daily. Disposable coverings must be discarded daily.

Students

All students in pre-K – 12 grade must wear facial coverings during school transportation and while in school hallways and common areas in a school building except during males.
All students in grades K-5 must wear facial coverings unless students remain with their classes throughout the school day and do not come into close contact with students in another class.
All students in grades 6-12 must wear facial coverings while in classrooms.
Homemade coverings must be washed daily. Disposable coverings must be discarded daily.

Small medical exceptions to these requirements have also been documented.

Wayne County Public Health Officer, Carol Austerberry, says,

“It is important that we work together with our schools as planning partners before kids return to the classrooms…This document provides a way forward for our education leaders and schools.”

View the complete Return to School Roadmap HERE.

 

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