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COVID-19 Mitigation Information

OCHD Emergency Order - Aug. 24

On August 24, the Oakland County Health Division made the following factual determinations and issues this Order pursuant to the Michigan Public Health Code.

THIS ORDER is effective immediately and remains in effect until community transmission for Oakland County is categorized as “Moderate” by the CDC for at least fourteen consecutive days, or until further notice from the Oakland County Health Officer.

2021-22 School Year

The following COVID-19 Mitigation Guidelines and Strategies for the 2021-22 school year were  developed and discussed by school administrators, Board of Education members, and public health officials.

These plans must remain fluid, allowing the district flexibility to adjust based on the status of in-school and community transmission of COVID-19. 

Changes to these risk level protocol changes will typically take effect within TWO school days. 

CURRENT WBSD RISK LEVEL

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COVID-19 Mitigation Guidelines 

The West Bloomfield School District intends to offer five full days of in-person, face to face instruction for the 2021-22 school year. This document details the District’s strategies for the mitigation of COVID-19 in support of that plan. This plan must remain fluid, allowing the district flexibility to adjust based on the status of in-school and community transmission of COVID-19. 

The following plans are based on guidance from the Oakland County Health Division (OCHD), Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS), and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), specifically:

Current Mask Status

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Determining WBSD's Risk Level

WBSD will assess the district’s COVID-19 risk level based on rates of county-wide transmission (as detailed on the CDC COVID data tracker by county), as well as the local community transmission rate and the number of positive and probable cases of students and staff within the district.  Each risk category (low, moderate, substantial, high) shall have a defined set of requirements and recommendations as detailed below.  A change in the risk status of Oakland County will trigger a review with the Oakland County Health Division to assess whether the district should move from one risk category to another.  The decision to adjust the risk level will be based on district specific positive cases and quarantine numbers, as well as data from the greater West Bloomfield community.  When this occurs, notification will be provided through the district's website and communication from the Superintendent’s Office.

COVID-19 Travel Reminders for Families

The CDC recommends that unvaccinated individuals should refrain from traveling internationally. If you are not fully vaccinated and must travel, it is important to follow the CDC's recommendations. Students that travel internationally must do the following upon return if they are not fully vaccinated:

  • Get tested with a viral test 3-5 days after travel AND stay home and self-quarantine for a full 7 days after travel. Even if you test negative, stay home and self-quarantine for the full 7 days. If your test is positive, isolate yourself to protect others from getting infected.
  • If you don’t get tested, stay home and self-quarantine for 10 days after travel.
  • Avoid being around people who are at increased risk for severe illness for 14 days, whether you get tested or not.
  • Self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms; isolate and get tested if you develop symptoms.
  • Follow all state and local recommendations or requirements.

Fully vaccinated individuals must get tested with a viral test 3-5 days after travel, but do not need to quarantine. These individuals should self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms and isolate if symptoms do develop. These individuals should also follow all state and local recommendations or requirements.

Mitigation Strategies