2022/2023 School Year COVID Information
According to the most recent guidance from MDHHS. Schools are still required to do the following in regards to COVID:
- Isolate any student or staff who test positive for COVID –
- COVID positive students/staff must isolate for at least 5 days (day 0 is the first day of symptoms or the day the person tested positive if asymptomatic). If after 5 days, their symptoms have greatly improved and they have been fever-free for 24 hours without fever reducing medicine – they can end their isolation, with the expectation that they will wear a mask on days 6 – 10.
- Report COVID positive staff and students to the health department ASAP – within 24 hours.
- Notify close contacts of their exposure to a COVID positive person. Letters or phone calls can be utilized to inform students and staff of their exposure.
- Please refer to the Jackson County Health Department School & Parent Resources page for further information.For information on COVID-19 vaccines for school age children see the JCHD COVID Vaccine page.
For information on COVID-19 vaccines for school age children see the JCHD COVID Vaccine page.
Update on COVID cases
Per Jackson County Health Department guidance as of March 14, 2022 this is the order that has been rescinded: Coronavirus – Reporting of Confirmed and Probable Cases of COVID-19 at Schools (michigan.gov). Schools are no longer required to report COVID cases on their website.
NAPOLEON COMMUNITY SCHOOLS ASSOCIATED COVID-19 2021/22 CASES THROUGH MARCH 13, 2022
A “School Associated Case” means a case where Napoleon Community Schools has been notified of a probable or confirmed COVID-19 case amongst students, teachers, staff members, coaches, volunteers, or any other person who was present in a Napoleon Community School District program or on district property or at a school function under circumstances that may have resulted in the transmission or contraction of COVID-19 during their infectious period.
Once Napoleon Community Schools is notified of a probable or confirmed COVID-19 case, the impacted spaces will undergo enhanced sanitation protocols. Any persons potentially affected directly by any event/COVID instance/case who may require testing or quarantine, as determined through contact tracing conducted by the Health Department, will be contacted directly by either the JCHD or a Napoleon Community School District administrator. If you have not been contacted by the JCHD or a Napoleon Community School District administrator, you should assume you do not need to take further action and you do not need to contact the school to ask if you have been directly affected.
Since the beginning of the 2021-22 school year, Napoleon Community Schools has had the following cumulative school associated COVID-19 cases:
– Napoleon High School 104
– Ackerson Lake High School 6
– Napoleon Middle School 76
– Ezra Eby Elementary School 75
– Pirates Cove Childcare/ Preschool 6
Other District Areas 5 Any person with symptoms of infectious illness, such as influenza (flu) or COVID-19, should stay home and contact their healthcare provider for testing and care, regardless of vaccination status. Staying home when sick is essential to keeping COVID-19 infections out of schools and preventing the spread to others. To prevent the spread of illness/ COVID-19 and reduce the potential risk of exposure to our district, NCS requests that families please screen every student in your household before they leave for school each day.
IF YOUR CHILD IS QUARANTINED, HAS TESTED POSITIVE FOR COVID-19 OR IS OTHERWISE REQUIRED TO BE AT HOME PLEASE NOTIFY THE SCHOOL OFFICE FOR THE REASON OF THEIR ABSENCE. ACCOMODATIONS FOR ONLINE LEARNING MAY BE MADE AVAILABLE TO KEEP YOUR STUDENT FROM FALLING BEHIND.
COVID-19 Testing Information: · Find a COVID-19 Testing site · At Home COVID-19 Testing Guidelines
For information on COVID-19 vaccines for school age children see COVID Vaccine page
Jackson County Health Department School & Parent Resources and other helpful information can be found here.