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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 Reporting of Confirmed and Probable Cases of COVID-19 at Schools on October 6, 2020, Bronson 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 Branch, HIllsdale, St. Joseph 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 Branch, HIllsdale, St. Joseph County Health Department

Updated: Tuesday, November 17

STATUS OF INSTRUCTION AND SCHOOL-SPONSORED FUNCTIONS

Instruction: BCS is offering three modes of instruction; in-person, virtual, and hybrid.

School-Sponsored Functions: School sponsored functions are at this time limited and BCS is following the recommendation of the BHSJ Health Department and the MHSAA.  For more specific information, please contact your child's building of instruction. 

SCHOOL ASSOCIATED COVID-19 CASES

On Monday, November 16, we learned about at least one School Associated Case of COVID-19 in a student or staff person at Bronson Jr/Sr High School and Anderson Elementary School. Cleaning and disinfecting of the exposed location(s) has been completed.
Bronson Jr/Sr High School has moved to virtual learning until Monday, November 30. We are working closely with the Branch, Hillsdale, St. Joseph County Health Department to identify Close Contacts of School Associated Cases of COVID-19. Anyone identified as a Close Contact will be notified by the health department as a part of the COVID-19 investigation process. Please answer the phone if the health department contacts you, as a contact tracer may be trying to reach you with important information.

 

New Cases (Since Last Update)

3

Cumulative Cases (Since Reporting Began)

25

Populations Affected

Staff and Students


 

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:

  • 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 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.
  • Wear a mask (covering mouth and nose) when around people with whom you do not live.
  • 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 Branch, HIllsdale, St. Joseph County Health Department and/or Bronson 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 Branch, HIllsdale, St. Joseph County Health Department at 517-279-9561. 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.

For online learning resources and links, visit our Return to Learn page

Bronson Community Schools K-12 Mission

The Bronson Community Schools district, in partnership with students, parents,staff and the community, will provide a nurturing environment where students learn in safety. We will maintain a place of excellence where students can achieve full potential in their academic, creative, personal, physical, and moral development. We will develop lifelong learners who function effectively in the 21st century.

 

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