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