COVID-19 Information

COVID-19 Case Information

Our district continues to work closely with our county health officials.  We follow their recommended procedures and communicate them to our school families and staff accordingly.  Not all school buildings have a student or staff member with a positive test.  Please note that students and staff members in quarantine do not necessarily mean they tested positive.  They may be in quarantine due to direct contact or displaying symptoms.

 

COVID-19 Case Totals


As of Wednesday, February 24, 2021
 

  • 0/19  -  Number of Students Confirmed Positive  (This week/YTD)
  • 0/12  -  Number of Staff Members Confirmed Positive (This week/YTD)

 

COVID-19 Day-by-Day

Notification Date                        Building, Buses                                                   Action

2/20/21                                          High School                                                  1 student quarantined

2/13/21                                          McComb                                                        2 students, 1 staff member quarantined

2/11/21                                          Schall, High School                                       2 staff members quarantined

2/10/21                                          McComb                                                         1 staff member quarantined

2/9/21                                            McComb, Schall, Middle School,
                                                        High School, CAHS                                        11 students, 4 staff members quarantined                     

2/4/21                                            High School                                                     1 student quarantined

2/2/21                                            Middle School                                                 2 students quarantined

1/27/21                                          High School                                                     1 staff member quarantined

1/26/21                                          Schall, Middle School, High School             3 students, 1 staff member quarantined

1/25/21                                          McComb, Middle School                               2 students quarantined

1/15/21                                          High School                                                     1 student quarantined

1/8/21                                            High School                                                     1 student quarantined

1/6/21                                            Middle School                                                 1 staff member quarantined

1/2/21                                            Middle School                                                 1 staff member quarantined

12/17/20                                        Central Office                                                 1 staff member quarantined

12/10/20                                        McComb                                                          1 staff member quarantined

12/8/20                                          McComb                                                           2 staff members quarantined

12/7/20                                          McComb                                                           1 staff member working from home

12/5/20                                          Middle School, High School                           2 students quarantined

11/30/20                                        McComb                                                           1 staff member quarantined

11/24/20                                        McComb                                                           1 staff member quarantined

11/23/20                                        High School                                                      2 students quarantined

11/22/20                                        High School                                                      1 staff member quarantined

11/21/20                                        Central Office                                                   1 staff member quarantined

11/20/20                                        McComb                                                            6 staff members quarantined

11/19/20                                        Transportation, High School                         32 staff members quarantined

11/18/20                                        Middle School, Schall,  McComb                   2 staff members quarantined                                     

11/17/20                                         High School                                                      2 students quarantined

11/14/20                                         High School                                                      2 staff members quarantined

11/12/20                                         Schall, High School                                          2 students quarantined

11/13/20                                         McComb, Schall, Middle School                  13 students quarantined

11/11/2020                                     Middle School, High School                         10 students, 1 staff member quarantined

11/10/2020                                     McComb, Schall, Middle School                   7 students, 3 staff members quarantined

11/9/2020                                       High School                                                      1 student quarantined

11/7/2020                                        McComb, Middle School                                3 students quarantined

11/6/2020                                        McComb, Middle School, HS Virtual            4 students, 1 staff member quarantined

11/5/2020                                        Schall, Middle School, HS/Tech                     5 students quarantined

11/4/2020                                         McComb, Middle School, Central Office    2 students, 2 staff members quarantined

11/4/2020                                         Schall Virtual, High School Virtual               2 students quarantined

11/3/2020                                         McComb                                                          3 students quarantined

11/2/2020                                         McComb, Middle School                               3 students, 2  staff quarantined

11/1/2020                                         Schall School                                                   1 staff member quarantined

11/1/2020                                         Middle School Virtual                                     1 student quarantined

10/30/2020                                       Middle School                                                  1 student quarantined

10/29/2020                                       McComb, Middle School                                1 student, 1 staff member quarantined

10/27/2020                                       Middle School                                                  4 students, 2 staff members quarantined

10/26/2020                                       McComb, Schall, Middle School                    3 students, 4 staff members quarantined

10/22/2020                                       Middle School                                                  1 student quarantined

 

COVID-19 Extended Learning Plan, January 11, 2021total Cases by zip code: as of December 30, 2020.  Caro, 569; Vassar, 380; Cass City 274; Millington, 291; Mayville, 158; Reese, 128; Unionville, 119; Kingston, 75, Fairgrove, 74; Akron 54

Percentage of Cases by Zip Code:  Caro, 27%; Vassar, 18%, Cass City, 13%; Millington, 14%, Mayville, 7%, Reese, 6%, Unionville, 6%; Kingston, 3%; Fairgrove, 3%; Akron, 3%

New Cases by week.  Nov 11, 237; Nov 19, 256; Nov 26, 240; Dec 3, 235; Dec 10, 205; Dec 16, 189; Dec 23, 100; Dec 30, 75

Cases by Age Group.  0-19, 223; 20-29, 330; 30-39, 336; 40-49, 304; 50-59, 413; 60-69, 299; 70+, 401

Percent Increase in Positive Tests since December 23, 2020.  0-19, 3%; 20-29, 6%; 30-39, 4%; 40-49, 5%, 50-59, 2%; 60-69, 6%; 70+, 5%

Variables to Consider;  We don’t know what we don’t know….???? Christmas surge forecast. Slow roll-out on vaccinations for Michigan. Anti-Vaccination movement (will we reach herd immunity?) New mutated strain more infectious. Despite the challenges we currently face, we need to meet the educational needs of our students.  We could be potentially dealing with COVID for years.  We need to learn how to deal with it effectively.

Board Policy:  Board Policy 8405: ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH AND SAFETY ISSUES “The Board of Education recognizes its responsibility relative to student, employee, and visitor health and safety, and the need for development of a comprehensive program designed to provide a healthy, safe, and secure environment on District property and at District-sponsored activities. To achieve this, it is the intent of the Board that the District will avail itself of the most current, proven technologies in the fields of health, safety, and environmental sciences.”

Current Risk Levels:  Risk Levels remain very high across the State. Tuscola still at Level E. 79 out of 83 counties (over 95%) in Michigan remain at Level E, the highest risk level.

School Building an District Spread Indicators (1).  No Cases in school building: (Low) In person with mitigation measures -  (Level E)Consider appropriate pause of in person instructions in entire district.   Buildings wit known cases in staff or students but no ongoing transmission:  (Low) In person with strict mitigation measures - (Level E) Consider remote instruction in entire district.   Buildings with evidence of ongoing transmission:  (Low) In person with strict mitigation in affected buildings with cases after an appropriate pause - (Level E) Consider remote instruction in entire district.

Recommendation/Proposal:  Return to “Face-To-Face” instruction for grades K-8 (4 days on, 1 day off: Wednesdays will continue to be devoted to virtual learning and “deep-cleaning”.  Return to “Face-To-Face” instruction for students enrolled in our Alternative Education program (students who elect the virtual option must have administrative approval). Return to “2-1-2” half capacity model for 9-12*.  Reduces population density on buses and in classrooms. Scheduling constrictions make the move to full capacity model logistically challenging and may actually hurt students with regard to credits or credit recovery. Virtual option: Still available for all families (K-12). Those who choose “Virtual Option” are “locked-in” until March 15th (end of 3rd Trimester). Full return goal:	Everyone back to “Face-To-Face” instruction at the start of the Third Trimester (March 15th).

Task Force Meeting:  January 6, 2021.  Task Force Meeting: "Do You Agree With The Administrative Proposal?"  No, 4, 14%.  Yes, 25, 86%Current Mitigation Measures:  Screening Students, Masks Required, UVC Deep Cleaning Wednesdays/Fridays, Scheduled hand washing regimens, Strategic Social Distancing, Limited access to buildings and main offices.

"Shut-Down" Protocol.  TCHD Recommendations and Guidance. Regularly monitor the numbers. “Unable To Operate”. Other metrics used by the CDC

Covid 19 Reconfirmation Meeting December 14, 2020

Current Status - Total Cases by zip code:  Caro 402, Vassar 276, Cass City 213, Millington 212, Mayville 109, Reese 99, Unionville 99, Kingston 60, Fairgrove 57, Akron 38

Pie Chart Percentage of Cases by Zip Code: Caro 26%, Vassar 18%, Cass City 14%, Millington 13%, Mayville 7%, Reese 6%, Unionville 6%, Kingston 4%, Fairgrove 4%, Akron 2%Total Fatalities by zip code  Caro 19, Vassar 3, Cass City 12, Millington 2, Mayville 0, Reese 0, Unionville 1, Kingston 0, Fairgrove 1, Akron 0

Pie chart percentage of fatalities by zip code Caro 50%, Vassar 8% Cass City 31% Millington 5%, Mayville 0%, Reese 0%, Unionville 3%, Fairgrove 0%, Akron 3%

New cases by week:  Oct 21- 55, Oct 28 - 77, Nov 4 - 142, Nov 11 - 234, Nov 18 - 253, Nov 25 - 239, Dec 2 - 204

Total cases by age group:  0-19, 158; 20-29, 228; 30-39, 239; 40-49, 232; 50-59, 291; 60-69, 215; 70+ 328

Percent increase in cases from last week: 0-19, 9%; 20-29, 19%; 30-39, 24%, 40-49, 18%; 50-59, 16%; 60-69, 16%; 70+ 19%

 

MDHHS Recommendations;  Recommendations ranging from no cases in school buildings to evidence of ongoing transmissions.

District Condition:  140 Students or Staff  have been quarantined since October 22nd.  21 Positive Cases since October 22nd. 4 Currently Reported Active Cases.  District has met the State’s definition of “outbreak”. As of December 9th, every county in Michigan was at a “Risk Level E” according to MDHHS

Board Policy 8405: ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH AND SAFETY ISSUES “The Board of Education recognizes its responsibility relative to student, employee, and visitor health and safety, and the need for development of a comprehensive program designed to provide a healthy, safe, and secure environment on District property and at District-sponsored activities. To achieve this, it is the intent of the Board that the District will avail itself of the most current, proven technologies in the fields of health, safety, and environmental sciences.”