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CDC Masking Updates - Transportation - 2/25/22

On Friday, February 25, we communicated that we would continue to follow the CDC public transportation order requiring masks on our buses. Later in the evening on Friday, February 25, we learned that the CDC sent out guidance that stated the following: “Effective February 25, 2022, the CDC is exercising its enforcement discretion to not require that people wear masks on buses or vans operated by public or private school systems, including early care and education/child care programs.” Please see the updated CDC requirements here

Due to this updated change, the West Bloomfield School District (WBSD) will NO LONGER REQUIRE our staff and students to wear masks while riding the bus.  

We understand that masking is a personal and family decision. Therefore, if you and/or your child(ren) would like to continue wearing a mask, please do so. WBSD will continue to provide masks on all of our buses for those students that need them. 

Oakland County Health Department Masking Updates - 2/28/22

The West Bloomfield School District is aware that the Oakland County Health Division (OCHD) has lifted the mask mandate for schools beginning Monday, February 28, 2022. WBSD has consistently followed OCHD requirements and guidance and will continue to do so. Therefore, WBSD will follow the guidance of OCHD, lifting our mask mandate on February 28 as well. COVID-19 cases have dropped drastically in our county, as noted on the OCHD dashboard. Our District has also noted a significant drop in cases in our buildings. All WBSD COVID cases are reported on our website. 

“We are now in a place in the pandemic where an emergency order should be replaced by individual action to protect ourselves, especially masking in public and getting vaccinated,” stated Leigh-Anne Stafford, Oakland County’s director of health and human services.

We strongly encourage masking indoors and, although they are not required, you are welcome to continue wearing masks. WBSD will provide further guidance regarding isolation and quarantine, as we learn more. To learn more about the guidance, please visit the Oakland County Government page.  

Oakland County Health Department - Amended Order

On January 11, 2022, the Oakland County Health Division amended a local public health order for Oakland County educational institutions.  WBSD will follow the updated Oakland County Health guidance for educational institutions: 

This Order is effective immediately.

All updates and information regarding the ongoing COVID-19 crisis will be posted to this page as needed. We appreciate your patience and ask that you continue to follow the guidance of the United States Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Oakland County Health Department as we work to prevent the spread of COVID-19 within our community.

Additional Information:
MDHHS Press Release
MDHHS Safer Schools Guidance for Managing COVID-19 Exposures in K-12 School Settings

Confirmed and Probable Cases by Date

COVID-19 RESOURCES

Public Notice - Confirmed Cases

All positive COVID-19 cases among WBSD staff and students will be posted here. In accordance with the WBSD's plan, the following actions will take place for each positive case:

  • The individual(s) that test positive need to isolate. 
  • OCHD no longer requires contact tracing. 
  • The WBSD operations team will conduct additional, deep cleaning of the classroom, office, bus, or other space that was occupied by the COVID-19 positive individual(s) prior to it being reopened for staff and/or students. The cleaning will be performed in accordance with United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (“CDC”) guidelines.  

Actions you can take to limit the spread of COVID-19

  • Frequently wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.  When soap and running water are unavailable, use an alcohol-based hand rub with at least 60% alcohol.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Follow appropriate respiratory etiquette, which includes covering for coughs and sneezes and wearing a face mask that covers your mouth and nose when in public spaces.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Practice social distancing (six feet apart). 
  • STAY HOME IF YOU HAVE SYMPTOMS.

2020-21 School Year Information

OAKLAND COUNTY HEALTH DIVISION

OCHD Contacts

Nurse on call: (800) 848-5533 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday-Friday and 9 a.m.-Noon, Saturday.

Nurse on call email: noc@oakgov.com

Hotline email: hotline@oakgov.com

Email: health@oakgov.com

OCHD Phone: (248) 858-1280

COVID-19 Help Hotline: (248) 858-1000

OCHD School Reports