Governor Releases Back to School Plan

Governor Whitmer unveiled a return to school guide for the fall in a news conference yesterday. The 60 plus page plan requires preparation and planning for three possible modes of operation: remote learning if the school is in a phase 3 zone of the Michigan Safe Start Plan, an in person plan with strict protocols for Phase 4 and a more flexible plan for Phase 5. Both of the in-school plans either require or recommend that staff and students in grades six to twelve wear masks at all times while in school, except when eating. For younger students, the requirements and recommendations vary, but for the island it appears they would wear masks while in the halls. Right now, we are in a Phase 5 area, so the least restrictive measures will apply this fall unless the designation for our zone changes.
The complete plan is available here:
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