COVID safety

Officials cite health department guidance and impact on learning for the change in COVID policy.
Pedro Martinez, who is fully vaccinated and boosted, was experiencing mild cold-like symptoms after testing positive on Thursday.
With the help of a town hall, phone calls to parents, and student- created TikTok videos, Dunne STEM Academy has seen vaccine rates climb in recent months from 5% to 42.3%.
Superintendent Nikolai Vitti cited opposition among union members but signaled he would go ahead with lifting the mandate on July 1.
The district will keep all COVID prevention protocols in place for now.
The COVID tests should be taken weekly, at least five days apart, according to an education department letter sent to families on Wednesday.
The district gave students and staff rapid tests to take at home before returning to school after spring break.
Detroit is one of the few school districts in Michigan requiring universal testing for all employees, students and contractors.
The city health department’s recent decision means schools may require face masks for longer than previously expected
The teacher challenged the Detroit school district’s requirement that most teachers work in person, citing medical conditions that put her at risk of acute COVID-19.
The new policy, if approved by the board would requires all employees to disclose their COVID vaccine status.
Detroit is among the few remaining school districts in the state, along with Ann Arbor and Kalamazoo, that still have a mask requirement.
The move immediately brought backlash from labor unions, after Adams said the city is not currently considering changing rules for city workers.
The uptick comes as a new variant, B.A.2, spreads in New York, and mask mandates in schools have been lifted for most students.
The district has only spent 12%, or $62.9 million, on a program to address the pandemic’s academic and mental health harms.
“It’s difficult to argue that that’s the best use of money to keep an individual safe,” said Jay Varma, a top health advisor to former Mayor Bill de Blasio who designed the testing program.
Pop-up vaccination clinics begin this week at NYC schools where student vaccination rates lag.
Schools are teetering between optimism and exhaustion two years into the pandemic.
A new COVID-19 vaccination dashboard shows wide variation among Colorado schools.
The 3-2 vote increases the odds that the mask-optional policy will stay in place.
After implementing a universal masking policy inside school campuses two years ago, Chicago Public Schools will lift its mask mandate on Monday. We want to hear how you feel about the shift to mask-optional.
The Detroit school board addressed its vaccine mandate and compensation for its members at its Tuesday meeting.
I’m a high school sophomore. The transition back to in-person schooling has been harder than I expected.
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