Video of crowded hallways inside Macomb County based school district creates concern

School administrators working to address issue

Monday, Sept. 14, 2020 Education 4 All segment

MACOMB COUNTY, Mich. – Monday was the first day of the fall semester for L’Anse Creuse Public Schools and students are sharing video of what things look like inside.

One video showed a tight squeeze in some of the hallways as students showed up for a half day.

There was controversy about the district moving forward with in person instruction this fall as coronavirus cases continue climbing in Michigan.

The number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Michigan has risen to 112,612 as of Monday, including 6,601 deaths, state officials report.

The Macomb County Health Department issued the following statement about the packed hallways.

“Per CDC guidelines, we recommend that social distancing of a minimum of 6 feet needs to be maintained and that physical guides such as tape on the floors or sidewalks and signs on walls ensure that staff and children remain at least 6 feet apart in lines and at other times,” said the health department.

Local 4 spoke with stakeholders about the packed hallways. You can watch the interviews in the video above.

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