COVID Update

Board Approves COVID Mitigation Procedures

January 10, 2022

Hello, Otsego families,


We wanted to share you with an update on COVID-19 mitigation procedures for OPS.


The Board of Education approved mitigation measures that will require face coverings under certain conditions. These measures were set to ensure we can continue with in-person learning and avoid remote learning. We know having students in school is the best option. The full document addresses several key areas of COVID, but here are the main adjustments in regards to face coverings.


If:

  1. A school building is determined to have a COVID-19 Cluster or Outbreak determined by the health department;
  2. Student attendance within a school building is at or below 90% due to COVID-19 cases and/or quarantines;
  3. Attendance district-wide is at or below 90% due to COVID-19 cases and/or quarantines;


face coverings will be required for 14 calendar days during the instructional day (in each of these situations.)


We have attached the full document with more details.


We will send out a district announcement if any changes in our daily requirements will take place; so face coverings remain optional at this time. However, with COVID-19 cases continuing to increase, we are encouraging students and staff to wear face coverings while in school buildings during this time of high virus transmission levels. Currently, the CDC, MDHHS, and Allegan County health Department are strongly recommending the use of face coverings in a school setting.


We recognize that this is difficult for some families, students and staff but we can’t thank you enough for the efforts made by everyone to limit the spread of COVID-19. Finally, if your child is exhibiting any COVID-19 symptoms please keep them home and get them tested to reduce the risk of any spread or outbreak.


These symptoms include:

Fever or chills, Cough, Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, Fatigue, Muscle or body aches, Headache, New loss of taste or smell, Sore throat, Congestion or runny nose, Nausea or vomiting, or Diarrhea


Thank you for your continued support as we continue to navigate through this pandemic.


Sincerely,

Jeffery S. Haase, Superintendent

Otsego Public Schools

COVID-19 Mitigation Procedures Document

Otsego COVID Liaison

Jamielynne Commissaris

jcommissaris@otsegops.org

269-694-7902