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These Michigan schools had new COVID outbreaks last week

Michigan recorded more than 60 new COVID outbreaks in K-12 schools and colleges last week.
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Michigan’s K-12 schools and colleges recorded 63 new COVID-19 outbreaks last week — up from 50 the previous week — according to data released by the state Monday afternoon.

The new outbreak information comes a day after the state issued new restrictions, including ordering all high schools operating in-person classes to shift to virtual learning for the next three weeks because of a surge in COVID cases across the state. That directive takes effect Wednesday and is part of new policies that limit the operations of restaurants, gyms, and casinos. It also targets indoor gatherings.

Many schools districts across Michigan, including Detroit Public Schools Community District, have transitioned from face-to-face classes to online classes as worries rise about the increase in positive cases.

Data show there have been 264,576 positive COVID cases since the state recorded its first case in March. That number includes 12,763 reported Sunday and Monday. There have been 8,049 COVID deaths

The state each Monday releases data showing how many COVID outbreaks there have been in K-12 schools and higher education institutions.

Schools are considered an outbreak site if local health departments report two or more COVID-19 cases on school grounds, and if the patients may have shared exposure on school grounds and are from different households.

Last week, Grand Rapids Christian High School and Johannesburg-Lewiston Elementary School had the highest number of cases related to an outbreak, with each recording nine positive cases.

In addition to the 63 new outbreaks, there are nearly 190 ongoing cases from previous weeks. The Detroit school district has ongoing outbreaks at Munger, Western International, and Earhart schools.

These are the K-12 locations with new outbreaks last week:

  • Superior Central School, Eben Junction
  • Fennville High School, Fennville
  • Girard Head Start, Coldwater
  • Battle Creek Central (administrative office)
  • Webster Kindergarten Center, Escanaba
  • Olivet High School, Olivet
  • Grand Ledge Public Schools Bus Garage
  • St Francis Xavier School, Petoskey
  • Barhitte Elementary, Burton
  • Perry Innovation Center, Grand Blanc
  • South Bendle Elementary, Burton
  • Lansing Catholic High School
  • Tawas Area High School, Tawas City
  • Godfrey Elementary School, Wyoming
  • Zinser Elementary School, Grand Rapids
  • Grand Rapids Christian High School
  • Almont High School, Almont
  • Northport Public Schools, Northport
  • Glen Lake Community Schools, Maple City
  • Morenci Schools, Morenci
  • Sequoyah Elementary, Macomb
  • Walt Disney Elementary School, Clinton Township
  • Masonic Heights Elementary School, St. Clair Shores
  • Anchor Bay Middle School South, New Baltimore
  • Roseville Middle School, Roseville
  • Kennedy Middle School, St. Clair Shores
  • St. Peter Lutheran School, Macomb
  • Cousino Senior High School, Warren
  • Regina High School, Warren
  • Roseville High School, Roseville
  • Gilbert Elementary, Gwinn
  • Cherry Creek Elementary, Marquette
  • Superior Hills, Marquette
  • Gwinn Middle High School, Gwinn
  • Marquette Senior High School
  • Westwood High School, Ishpeming
  • Carney-Nadeau Public School, Carney
  • ESA - Sugnet Building, Midland
  • Mcbain Public School, McBain
  • Lakeview Community Schools, Lakeview
  • Vestaburg Community Schools, Vestaburg (administrative)
  • Our Lady of Refuge, Waterford
  • Johannesburg-Lewiston Elementary, Johannesburg
  • Gaylord Intermediate School, Gaylord
  • Rose Park Christian School, Holland
  • Zeeland Christian School, Zeeland
  • Spring Lake High School, Spring Lake
  • Holland Christian High School, Holland
  • Coopersville High School, Coopersville
  • Algonac High School, Algonac
  • Akron-Fairgrove School, Fairgrove
  • St Paul Lutheran School, Ann Arbor
  • Jewish Community Center, Ann Arbor
  • Saline Middle School, Saline
  • Owen Intermediate School, Belleville
  • Salem High School, Canton

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