Public Notice: COVID-19 Dashboard
To protect the health of our school community and per the Emergency Order issued by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) Reporting of Confirmed and Probable Cases of COVID-19 at Schools on October 6, 2020, Ludington Area Schools will use this webpage to provide public notice to our School Community regarding school associated cases of COVID-19. Within 24 hours of being notified of a school associated case by District Health Department #10, this dashboard will be updated to include new and cumulative COVID-19 case counts. Individuals identified as close contacts of school associated cases will be notified separately and directly by District Health Department #10.
STATUS OF INSTRUCTION AND SCHOOL-SPONSORED FUNCTIONS
- Instruction: School buildings serving students in grades pre-k through 8 have returned to in-person learning, effective Wednesday, December 9, 2020. Students at Ludington High School have returned to in-person learning, effective Monday, January 4, 2021.
- Ludington Area Schools students attend school via in person instruction (five days per week), or via one of the District’s online learning options that are decided by parent choice each trimester as options under the District's plan.
- School-Sponsored Functions: All in-person extracurricular activities and athletics continue to follow the latest MDHHS Epidemic Emergency Order and MHSAA guidance. Ludington Area Schools is following all applicable MHSAA and MDHHS orders and guidelines.
Updated: October 9, 2020; October 30, 2020; October 31, 2020; November 2, 2020; November 3, 2020; November 6, 2020; November 8, 2020; November 10, 2020; November 24, 2020; November 30, 2020; December 2, 2020; December 3, 2020; December 10, 2020; December 11, 2020; December 15, 2020; December 17, 2020; December 28, 2020; January 4, 2021; January 6, 2021; January 7, 2021; January 8, 2021
SCHOOL ASSOCIATED COVID-19 CASES
The District Health Department #10 has made the District aware of the following counts of school associated cases of COVID-19 amongst the Ludington Area School District community. This data includes confirmed cases as reported by District Health Department #10 among students, staff, administration, coaches, or visitors, if the person with COVID-19 was in the building or participating in a school-sponsored function during their infectious period.
As a precaution, we will be disinfecting applicable areas of the school. This may include spraying classrooms, hallways, locker rooms, and common areas, as needed, with a sanitizer, along with other methods of disinfection.
ACTIONS YOU CAN TAKE
- We recommend taking action to help limit the spread of COVID-19, even if staff members or students are not experiencing symptoms:
- Wear a mask (covering mouth and nose) while in public places or if people who do not live with you must visit your home.
- Practice social distancing (maintaining a distance of 6 feet apart).
- Practice frequent handwashing (using soap for 20 seconds or hand sanitizer with 60% alcohol).
- Follow capacity restrictions of social gatherings.
- Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue or with the inside of your elbow and immediately wash your hands.
- Stay home if you are sick; you can also get tested.
- Answer the phone if the health department contacts you, as a contact tracer may be trying to reach you with important information.
This information does not mean you should quarantine or isolate. Those members of the school community who were or are suspected to have been in close contact with a school associated case will be notified by District Health Department #10 and/or Ludington Area School District.
Thank you for understanding that, due to medical privacy laws, we are not able to release the names of the individuals with COVID-19. We will continue to communicate changes and updates with you. With your participation, we believe we can maintain a safe environment while also providing quality education.
If you have any questions, contact District Health Department #10 at (231) 845-7381. For answers to your COVID-19 questions, please call the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services COVID-19 Hotline at 888-535-6136 or visit Michigan.gov/Coronavirus.