COVID-19 cases in schools reporting starts statewide
Written by Jesse Baroka on September 15, 2020
LANSING, Mich. – In an effort to provide accurate and timely information about COVID-19 in Michigan schools, Monday the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) will begin reporting outbreak information by school building. Data on COVID-19 outbreaks is being collected from the 45 local health departments across the state weekly. A COVID-19 outbreak is defined as two or more cases with a link by place and time indicating a shared exposure outside of a household. The information will be posted on the website each Monday at 3 p.m., and will include K-12 schools, colleges and universities, the school name, address, number of cases and if the cases involved staff, students or both. Students or staff exposed to COVID-19 outside the school building and are not thought to have spread the virus in the school due to quarantine or self-isolation are not included in the data.