Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Latest Updates and Resources

While the CDC has changed quarantine and isolation timelines for the general public, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services as well as the Kent County Health Department have stated that this does not apply to schools. We are instructed to continue using the Public Health Order from August 6th, and all of Kent County Health Department's current school guidelines. 

If any guidance changes for the schools, we will inform you as soon as possible. 

Thank you for your understanding. 

 

Please see linked Health Department links for more detail: KCHD Testing Algorithm and Protocolhttps://www.accesskent.com/SchoolResources.htm

Testing Locations

For some local testing avenues please see the Tip Sheet linked here: COVID 19 Testing Locations

Daily Screening 2021-22 School Year:

Although the KCHD will not send a daily health screener, we ask that all parents screen their child for symptoms each day before going to school. Symptomatic students must be kept home. Keeping sick students home is our most powerful strategy to keep COVID-19 out of our school. At this time individual schools will not require screeners.

SYMPTOM CHECK

Does your child have ANY of the following symptoms?

  • Temperature of 100.4 or higher OR feels warm to the touch,
  • New cough or change in cough for a child who often has a cough,
  • Shortness of breath,
  • Loss of taste or smell,
  • Body aches,
  • Diarrhea, vomiting, or nausea, 
  • Severe headache,
  • Extreme tiredness,
  • Congestion/runny nose. 

CLOSE CONTACT CHECK

  • Has your child had close contact (within 6 feet of someone for 15 minutes or more or a person who has been confirmed to have COVID-19?

If you have answered yes to any of the questions above, your child cannot attend school today.  Please contact the school.  

COVID-19 District Dashboard 

In partnership with the Kent County Health Department, Kent ISD has launched a COVID-19 dashboard. This dashboard is meant to provide parents, educators and the general public with transparency on confirmed COVID-19 cases in our local schools and districts. Numbers will be updated on a weekly basis throughout the school year with data directly from the Kent County Health Department.

Click Here for Dashboard

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Videos

Resources

Citation/Sources

All information has been provided by the CDC, State of Michigan, Kent County Health Department, and Spectrum Health. For more information, as well as the most up to date information, please visit their respective links:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

https://www.michigan.gov/coronavirus/

https://www.accesskent.com/Health/coronavirus.htm

https://www.accesskent.com/Health/CommDisease/school_daycare.htm

https://www.spectrumhealth.org/covid19/school-resources