Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced that in order to slow the spread of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Michigan, she is ordering the closure of all K-12 school buildings, public, private, and boarding, to students starting Monday, March 16
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Durand Area Schools Board of Education meeting scheduled for Monday, April 13th will be held via Zoom. (Click the link for more details)
Earlier this morning I was in Robert Kerr Elementary talking with teachers and support staff about how the events surrounding the state’s response to the coronavirus seemed to unfold hourly and right in front of our eyes. (Please click the link below to read the full letter)
Yesterday, Governor Whitmer sent out additional information regarding the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic including recommendations for Michigan residents, as well as mitigation strategies from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.
Source your news carefully. Keep in mind that many social media streams and news outlets sensationalize and hypothesize. This style of reporting keeps people tuned in, but we know that this dramatizing often increases anxiety for viewers, which is clearly not helpful! (Click the link below to read the full article)
The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) is working closely with healthcare providers, local public health departments, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to actively monitor any potential cases of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Michigan. (Click the link below to read the full document)
The symptoms of the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) are fever, cough and shortness of breath. If your child is ill, keep them home from school and notify the school of your child’s absence. A child with a heavy cough and cold, vomiting, and/or fever should stay home. (Read the full letter below)
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Durand Area Schools will be closed on Thursday, February 27.