COVID-19 Update

COVID-19 Update
Posted on 04/04/2022

Spring is in the air and we hope everyone can take a little time to refresh, renew and connect with family and friends. Since this pandemic is still in our community, we still need everyone to be diligent about levels of protection when away from school.

There have been some changes by the Oakland County Health Division (OCHD) regarding COVID-19 notification, and isolation and quarantine guidelines.

The OCHD now defines the status for COVID-19 in our community as "Post Surge Recovery Phase" which is defined as "no immediate resurgence predicted. Local and state public health will monitor conditions that could lead to future surges."They also reported that for the period of March 07-20, 2022, there was a decrease in positive COVID-19 cases observed for all age groups in Oakland County, ages 0-90+.

OCHD has also updated the guidelines for isolation and quarantine including changes in guidelines for household exposure.

  • Monitor symptoms for 10 days
  • Wear a mask around others for 10 days following exposure
  • Test 3-7 after exposure or if symptoms develop Changes in guidelines for household procedure.

Earlier this year, Royal Oak Schools enrolled in the MI Backpack Home Test program. We received a very limited number of kits from the State of Michigan that are now available in each of our schools. If you are in need of one, please see your school office.

As always and with any illness, we are asking everyone to help keep our community safe by staying home if you feel sick. Many people may have traveled over break or gathered with groups of family or friends so it is important to monitor your own health as we return to school after break.