Wayne County school officials urge families to remain cautious over spring break
WAYNE COUNTY, Mich. – With Michigan’s COVID-19 numbers on the rise and spring break around the corner, Wayne County superintendents are reaching out to parents to ask them to be vigilant in order to keep schools open. In order to keep schools open -- despite the rise in COVID cases -- it will depend on behavior outside of school. READ: Tracking coronavirus cases, outbreaks in Michigan schoolsAdWayne County school officials are asking parents as they head into spring break to skip the parties because of the substantial community spread going on. Officials said the precautions at schools -- daily cleaning, contact tracing and isolating students -- are working and that they don’t want students to return to remote-learning. They said they are concerned that if students and families let their guards down over spring break, the community spread will explode more than it already is.
Michigan chief medical executive warns of possible ‘second wave’ of coronavirus pandemic
LANSING, Mich. – Michigan’s chief medical executive, Dr. Joneigh Khaldun, and other health officials are sending a message to Michiganders, saying it’s possible the state is entering the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic. “In many places across the state the cases are the highest they’ve been throughout the entire pandemic,” Khaldun said. “In over the next several weeks, it is possible we will see deaths increasing as people fight for their lives in the hospitals,” Khaldun added. Khaldun said there have been more than 120 new outbreaks since Oct, 8, concentrated in long term care, nursing homes and schools. “For all Michiganders who want to show their thanks to the heroes working in the hospitals, this is your real opportunity.
26 Michigan schools report new coronavirus outbreaks
DETROIT – With an uptick of coronavirus cases across the state, there’s concern about outbreaks developing in schools. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services requires K-12 schools to report new cases within 24 hours, according to an emergency order that went into effect last Monday. Twenty-six schools across the state reported new outbreaks. More than 80 schools across the state are dealing with ongoing outbreaks. The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Michigan has topped 136,000.
Michigan starts reporting data on COVID-19 outbreaks
Michigan is now offering data on reported outbreaks of COVID-19 across the state. COVID-19 outbreaks are generally defined as two or more cases with a link by place and time indicating a shared exposure outside of a household. Local health departments report the number of new and ongoing outbreaks they are investigating by the setting of the outbreak. New outbreaks are those outbreaks that were first identified during the current reporting week. New and ongoing outbreaks are counted only onceThe reporting isnt complete yet, but you can get some sense as to where outbreaks are coming from in each Region of the state.