Michigan Department of Health and Human Services reports on COVID-19 outbreaks in schools

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Posted at 3:58 PM, Sep 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-14 16:41:12-04

(WXYZ) — The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services says they will be posting information about COVID-19 outbreaks in schools to the internet on a weekly basis.

The information is being posted each Monday at 3:00 p.m. beginning today. However, the state's coronavirus page says today's reporting on new cases was delayed due to a technical issue. It was posted about an hour later than normal.

The school information that will be reported includes K-12, college and university school name, address, number of cases, and if the cases involved staff, students, or both.

Students or staff exposed to COVID-19 outside the school building and are not thought to have spread the virus in the school due to quarantine or self-isolation are not included in the data.. The information is being compiled by the 45 local health departments across the state.

“Parents and students should know that if their school is listed, their local health department and school are already investigating. Based on that investigation, people are contacted individually if they were possibly exposed to COVID-19 at school,” said Dr. Joneigh Khaldun, chief medical executive and chief deputy for health in a news release. “Michigan schools are working hard to maintain a safe environment while also providing quality education.”

See the reports below:

New School Outbreaks

Ongoing School Outbreaks

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