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COVID-19 Updates – Our District – GHAPS Home – Grand Haven High School

This data stands for the variety of students/staff that are not at school/work, at the kept in mind time of collection, as a result of remaining in seclusion (COVID-19 positive) or have been recognized as close calls (not just institution) with COVID-19 anywhere and are needed by Ottawa County Division of Public Wellness to isolate. Those recognized as close call have actually been alerted and self-quarantine is recommended. This report is upgraded only Monday – Friday. This information is supplementary to the required information “Dashboard” that is taken care of by the Ottawa County Department of Public Wellness as well as meets the requirement of passed Michigan regulation.

August 18, 2021 Update:

Precious GHAPS Families,

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the management group at GHAPS has actually depended greatly on support from public wellness experts to determine appropriate safeguards for our trainees and personnel. Based on new suggestions from the Ottawa Area Division of Public Health (OCDPH), the Michigan Division of Wellness and Human Provider (MDHHS) and also the Centers for Disease Control and also Prevention (CDC), the GHAPS Board of Education has voted to temporarily require masks inside your home for all K-12 students, team as well as visitors throughout college hrs as well as at the GHAPS Preschool/Open Door program.

The mask need does not apply to extra-curricular activities, consisting of athletics. Children 2 years old as well as younger, as well as individuals with an accepted written medical exemption, are exempt. Additionally, masks might be gotten rid of when people are more than 6′ from each other.

As soon as the COVID-19 danger degree in Ottawa County goes down right into the “modest” variety for seven consecutive days, we prepare for that K-12 masking will not be needed. As of August 13, OCDPH categorized the region’s COVID-19 threat level as “high” based on the portion of favorable examinations. As always, we will continue to be in close contact with OCDPH as problems change.

The Board acknowledges that masks are not perfect in a knowing environment, where communication as well as interaction are such a vital part of the academic process. However they believe this temporary K-12 mask need will certainly provide GHAPS the most effective feasible chance of proceeding in-person education and learning. District-wide consistency is likewise vital, offered the several families with students in different structures.

I understand that this choice rates by some and opposed by others. Wherever you stand, I request your proceeded patience and also understanding. We at GHAPS continue to be fully commited to Success for All and also we are happy for your important function in this goal.

Seriously,

Andrew Ingall, Superintendent
Grand Place Area Public Schools

COVID-19 Prevention Method

Existing neighborhood public health and wellness orders require that “Schools needs to supply public notice to the institution area in a very visible location on the school’s website that outlines the school’s COVID-19 avoidance techniques for the 2021-2022 academic year by completing the COVID-19 Prevention Strategy for Schools Form. Public notice must be published no behind August 27, 2021. The school has to alert the institution neighborhood and the OCDPH of any succeeding changes in the college’s COVID-19 avoidance approaches by suggesting alteration day as well as modification background in the COVID-19 Avoidance Approach for Schools Type”.

GHAPS COVID-19 Avoidance Strategies Implemented Kind

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