What is the process for reporting GLPS-related COVID-19 issues?
Until further notice, please make sure you are communicating all COVID-related illnesses, testing results, exposures, and all related issues to the GLPS Health Team.
Please use the COVID-19 Reporting Form for students and staff who test positive. In addition, please communicate accordingly with the appropriate building principal.
You can also contact the GLPS Health Team at (517) 925-5725 or Health@GLcomets.net.
The GLPS Health Team will work with you, in confidence, and coordinate communication with the Eaton-Barry District Health Department (or another health department).
School Associated Cases for 2021-2022 School Year
The table is the reporting pursuant to an emergency order from Michigan Department of Health & Human Services (MDHHS). This table includes all cases beginning July 1, 2021, through June 30, 2022.
The table below shows "School Associated Cases." The MDHHS order states the following: “School Associated Case” means a case of probable or confirmed COVID-19 amongst students, teachers, staff members, coaches, volunteers, or any other person who was present on school property or at a school function under circumstances that may result in the transmission or contraction of COVID-19 during their infectious period. This is a ink to MDHHS's Emergency Order Under MCL 333.2253 – Reporting of Confirmed and Probable Cases of COVID-19 at Schools
|Updated at 9:35 a.m., January 15, 2022||ACTIVE||CLOSED|
GRAND LEDGE PUBLIC SCHOOLS
|Beagle Middle School||0||23||15||41||79|
|Delta Center Elementary||0||7||7||18||32|
|Delta Mills Early Childhood Center||0||6||4||6||16|
|Grand Ledge High School||0||40||34||82||156|
|Hayes Intermediate School||0||20||19||47||86|
|Neff Early Childhood Center||0||1||0||7||8|
|Sawdon Administration Building||0||0||0||3||3|
|Willow Ridge Elementary||0||5||8||21||34|
|other district locations||0||2||1||8||11|
|TOTAL for Grand Ledge Public Schools||0||115||102||291||508|
"Active" means the person recorded as a case is still considered in the infectious period. "Closed" means the person recorded as a case is no longer considered in the infectious period. A "confirmed" case is a person who has a positive diagnostic laboratory test for COVID-19. A “probable” case is (1) a person who has a positive antigen test (i.e. rapid test) or (2) an epidemiologic link to a known case of COVID-19 AND has symptoms consistent with a COVID-19 diagnosis.
The following four-page pdf document provides information for the 2021-2022 school year:
- Contact Tracing & Quarantine Guidelines
- Mitigation Measures
- Mask Requirement & FAQ
- Quarantine Instructional Supports
This single-page infographic shows that GLPS has remained open for in-person instruction for 57 days in Sep., Oct., & Nov. – not closing the district or any K-12 building because of COVID-19 related issues – but it also notes many challenges faced during this time.
Universal Indoor Masking for School Day
On August 9, 2021, the GLPS Board of Education approved a "mandatory mask requirement during the instructional day, when inside any Grand Ledge Public Schools facility, for all teachers, staff, students, and visitors, regardless of vaccination status, in accordance with the CDC’s “Guidance for COVID-19 Prevention in K-12 Schools” beginning Monday, August 16, 2021."
You can learn more about the correct use of masks at the CDC's Your Guide to Masks.
Click here or the button below to request consideration of a mask waiver for the 21-22 school year.
BEDHD Guidance for Parents
This Guidance for Parents of Children in K-12 Schools document is from the Barry-Eaton District Health Department.
Social Distancing, Self-monitoring, Quarantine, & Isolation
View the Barry-Eaton District Health Department's pdf guide to social distancing, self-monitoring, quarantine, & isolation.
COVID-19 VACCINATIONS FOR CHILDREN: What do parents and guardians want to know?
View the Barry-Eaton District Health Department's FAQ document for families about COVID-19 vaccinations.