Grand Blanc Community Schools COVID-19 Data Dashboard
This chart is updated daily by 9 am by our district nurses with the previous day's new cases, if any. (Monday through Friday).
For more information about local COVID-19 data, visit the Genesee County Health Department.
To protect the health of our School Community and per the Emergency Order issued by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Reporting of Confirmed and Probable Cases of COVID-19 at Schools on October 6, 2020, Grand Blanc Community 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 the Genesee County Health Department, 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 the Genesee County Health Department.
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As of October 15, 2020:
Grand Blanc Community Schools currently has K-2 reporting to buildings 2 days/week (A-K Mon/Wed, L-Z Tues/Thurs), with remote instruction from their classroom teacher(s) the other 3 days. Grades 3-5 are entirely remote until October 26 when they are expected to report on the same schedule. Grades 6-12 remain entirely remote at this time, with the exception of some self-contained Special Education classrooms and CTE classes that are expected to begin meeting in person soon.
Most teachers that are providing remote instruction are reporting to their building to teach. Dining services, grounds and maintenance, security (redistributed to do employee temperature checks throughout the district), building and administrative clerical staff, and transportation employees are also working in-person.
Middle and high school sports teams are practicing and competing under guidance from the MHSAA, with health checks, masks, and social distancing rules in place. The GBHS Marching Band is also practicing and performing under strict safety guidelines. Various other school-related groups have been granted permission to meet mostly or entirely virtually on a case-by-case basis.
We currently have over 2100 students K-12 enrolled in Bobcat Virtual Learning, our entirely online option. Those students will not return to face-to-face instruction until they request to do so and are required to do so at the semester-end.
The Children's Garden, separately licensed daycare and preschool, is in session to provide both virtual and face-to-face preschool. They are also providing childcare and academic facilitation for school-age children from the district on days they are not face-to-face at their building.
As a precaution, we will be disinfecting applicable areas of the school each time a confirmed or positive case is identified. 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) when around people with whom you do not live.
- Practice social distancing (maintaining a distance of 6 feet apart).
- Practice frequent handwashing (using soap for 20 seconds or hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol).
- Follow the 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 the Genesee County Health Department and/or Grand Blanc Community Schools.
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 the Genesee County Health Department at (810) 742-2255. 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.
*An outbreak, as identified by the Genesee County Health Department, is made up of 2 or more linked cases.
Grand Blanc Board of Education meeting information from October 12, 2020.