Grosse Pointe school board passes resolution to revise quarantine rules

The board voted 6-1

Board passes resolution to revise quarantining rules at Grosse Pointe Public Schools

GROSSE POINTE, Mich. – In a 6-1 vote, the Grosse Pointe Public Schools Board of Education adopted new COVID-19 protocols, which brought out a divided community to Monday night’s board meeting.

The board voted to change the definition of “close contact” from 6 feet to 3 feet for contact tracing purposes. This change comes about a month after the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated COVID classroom guidelines, saying that 3 feet is sufficient for social distancing now instead of 6 feet.

In addition, Grosse Pointe students who are deemed to be in close contact with a student who tested positive for COVID will have to quarantine for 10 days instead of 14 days.

A student who has been exposed to another student can get a COVID test on the fifth day after exposure. If negative, they can return on the seventh day.

You can read the board’s resolution on their website right here.

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The district will continue to follow the rules regarding testing student athletes, which have been handed down by the state.

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