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
In simplified language, a "school associated case" is a positive case of COVID-19 who was on school property.
This table includes all cases beginning July 1, 2021, through June 30, 2022.
This table is the reporting pursuant to MDHHS's Emergency Order Under MCL 333.2253 – Reporting of Confirmed and Probable Cases of COVID-19 at Schools. The layout of this table was approved by Barry-Eaton District Health Department on January 21, 2022. This layout provides a clear, concise notice of the positive cases of COVID-19 which were on school property.
|Updated at 7:07 a.m., June 22, 2022||ACTIVE||CLOSED||TOTAL|
GRAND LEDGE PUBLIC SCHOOLS
|School Associated Cases||School Associated Cases||Cases|
|Beagle Middle School||1||171||172|
|Delta Center Elementary||0||73||73|
|Delta Mills Early Childhood Center||0||40||40|
|Grand Ledge High School||0||327||327|
|Hayes Intermediate School||1||196||197|
|Neff Early Childhood Center||0||20||20|
|Sawdon Administration Building||0||6||6|
|Willow Ridge Elementary||0||125||125|
|other district locations||0||12||12|
|TOTAL for Grand Ledge Public Schools||2||1165||1167|
The Barry-Eaton District Health Department defines "Active" as the person recorded as a case is still considered in the infectious period and "Closed" as the person recorded as a case is no longer considered in the infectious period.
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. The Barry-Eaton District Health Department defines a "confirmed" case as a person who has a positive diagnostic laboratory test for COVID-19 and a “probable” case as (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.
Updated March 14, 2022. The following four-page pdf document provides information for the 2021-2022 school year:
- Mitigation Measures
- Masking at GLPS
- Isolation & Quarantine Guidelines
- Instructional Supports
BEDHD School Guidance for COVID-19
This School Guidance for COVID-19 document is from the Barry-Eaton District Health Department.
Masks Recommended & Optional in GLPS Buildings
Masks are now recommended and OPTIONAL in Grand Ledge Public Schools buildings. The Grand Ledge Public Schools Board of Education voted to rescind its earlier "mandatory mask requirement during the instructional day" at its special meeting on Thursday, February 17, 2022.
Masks REQUIRED on GLPS Buses
Masks remain REQUIRED on Grand Ledge Public School buses. The CDC explicitly states that their Federal order includes school buses. The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) issued a Security Directive implementing the CDC order.
CDC Recommends Universal Indoor Masking
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.
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.