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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Reporting of cases may be impacted by the fact that all students are currently remote.
As of January 6, 2021:
As of January 6, 2021, all grade levels are currently remote learning at Grand Blanc Community Schools due to COVID-19. All grades have a targeted return date of January 26, 2021, the beginning of the second semester.
Some teachers that are providing remote instruction are reporting to their building to teach daily, most are reporting at least partially. Some dining services, most grounds and maintenance, all security (redistributed to do employee temperature checks throughout the district), all building and administrative clerical staff are working in-person.
Some sports have resumed under direction from the MHSAA. For the most up-to-date information regarding athletics, please go to the MHSAA website.
We currently have over 2000 students K-12 enrolled in Bobcat Virtual Learning, our entirely online option.
The Children's Garden, a separately licensed daycare and preschool located at the Perry Center is open to provide tuition-based virtual and face-to-face preschool. They are also providing tuition-based childcare and academic facilitation for school-age (K-5) children from the district in remote learning or Bobcat Virtual.
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.
Grand Blanc Schools has had 2 outbreaks on record (indicated above) since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, as determined by the Genesee County Health Department.
*An "outbreak" is defined as 2 or more linked cases.
Grand Blanc Board of Education meeting information from November 23, 2020.