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Wondering about COVID cases at your child’s school? Search our outbreaks database.

A student in a pink coat and fuzzy hat and mask is led in school by a masked teacher with a line of students following.

Many families are keenly interested in the presence of COVID cases at their children’s schools, and the state’s reports on school-related COVID outbreaks are a convenient way to get it.

Courtesy of Renee McCaul

COVID spread widely in Michigan schools this year, and especially quickly in school districts without masking requirements.

Some districts have acknowledged that they can’t keep track of the huge number of COVID cases they are facing.

Spotty reporting means the state’s count of COVID outbreaks in schools has become even less reliable.

Despite the data’s limitations, many families are keenly interested in COVID cases at their children’s schools, and the state’s reports on school-related outbreaks are one way to get a rough sense of viral spread in schools.

Districts also post COVID tallies on their websites that include all cases, not just those related to outbreaks, but those numbers aren’t aggregated across the state, and they can be hard to find.

That’s why Chalkbeat is publishing a table containing all COVID outbreaks in Michigan K-12 schools this year. The data, published by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Resources, is published weekly.

An outbreak is roughly defined by epidemiologists as three or more linked COVID cases on school grounds.  At the start of this school year, epidemiologists began declaring outbreaks after at least three related COVID cases are reported to public health officials. Previously, two cases were enough to warrant an outbreak declaration. One-off cases not part of outbreaks won’t be included in the state data.

If 12 students contracted COVID after coming into contact with each other at school, that’s an outbreak. If just two students got COVID in the same classroom, the cases wouldn’t be reported, because an outbreak would need to have at least three cases to be reported to the state.

So far, health officials have reported more than 9,700 outbreak-related COVID cases in K-12 schools.

Search the table below for your school or county. Chalkbeat will update this table weekly to give you the most current data available from the state. It was last updated March 14, 2022.

Michigan COVID outbreaks in schools
School County Cases Affected Outbreak start
All Saints Bay 18 Staff and students 01/31/2022
Allen Elementary School Wayne 9 Staff and students 03/14/2022
Alma High School Gratiot 30 Staff and students 02/07/2022
Almont Middle School Lapeer 18 Staff and students 11/08/2021
Ann Arbor Christian School Washtenaw 4 Students 03/14/2022
Ashley Community Schools Gratiot 14 Staff and students 01/24/2022
Auburn Area Catholic Bay 8 Staff and students 01/31/2022
Auburn Elementary Bay 15 Staff and students 01/31/2022
Baldwin Heights Elementary School Montcalm 11 Students 02/14/2022
Bangor West Elementary School Bay 24 Staff and students 01/31/2022
Bath Elementary Clinton 61 Staff and students 01/24/2022
Bath High School Clinton 69 Students 01/24/2022
Bay City Central High School Bay 84 Staff and students 01/31/2022
Beacon Elementary Washtenaw 13 Staff and students 02/22/2022
Bean Elementary Jackson 22 Staff and students 02/14/2022
Bear Lake Elementary School Manistee 3 Students 02/28/2022
Bentley Elementary School Wayne 4 Students 03/07/2022
Bertha Neal Kindergarten Class Shiawassee 3 Staff and students 02/22/2022
Big Rapids High School Mecosta 48 Students 01/24/2022
Borland Elementary School Lapeer 43 Staff and students 09/27/2021
Breckenridge Elementary School Gratiot 18 Staff and students 01/31/2022
Breckenridge Middle School Gratiot 10 Students 02/07/2022
Brimley Area Schools Chippewa 19 Staff and students 01/10/2022
Brown City Community Schools Sanilac 67 Staff and students 10/11/2021
Brown City Community Schools Sanilac 44 Students 10/18/2021
Caro Alternative High School Tuscola 6 Students 02/22/2022
Caro High School Tuscola 135 Staff and students 09/27/2021
Caro Middle School Tuscola 89 Staff and students 09/27/2021
Carpenter Elementary Oakland 4 Students 02/14/2022
Carrie Knause Elementary School Gratiot 8 Staff and students 02/14/2022
Carsonville Port Sanilac High School Sanilac 23 Students 12/13/2021
Cass City High School Tuscola 88 Staff and students 10/04/2021
Central Montcalm Elementary School Montcalm 7 Students 02/14/2022
Central Montcalm Middle/High School Montcalm 23 Students 02/14/2022
Central Montcalm Upper Elementary Montcalm 3 Students 02/22/2022
Chippewa Hills High School Mecosta 73 Students 01/31/2022
Chippewa Hills Intermediate School Mecosta 47 Staff and students 01/31/2022
Christa Mcauliffe Middle School Bay 68 Staff and students 01/31/2022
Clio High School Genesee 3 Staff and students 02/28/2022
Concord High School Jackson 5 Staff and students 01/18/2022
Croswell Lexington Schools Sanilac 108 Staff and students 11/08/2021
Croswell Lexington Schools Sanilac 92 Students 11/15/2021
Croswell Lexington Schools Sanilac 64 Students 11/15/2021
Croswell Lexington Schools Sanilac 43 Staff and students 11/22/2021
Davinci High School Jackson 10 Staff and students 01/18/2022
Deckerville Community Schools Sanilac 10 Staff and students 10/04/2021
Deckerville Community Schools Sanilac 16 Staff and students 12/20/2021
Dewitt High School Clinton 12 Staff and students 02/22/2022
Donald L Pavlik Middle School Gratiot 18 Staff and students 01/31/2022
Dryden Elementary School Lapeer 5 Staff and students 01/24/2022
East Jackson High School Jackson 22 Staff and students 01/18/2022
Edison Elementary Detroit City 3 Staff and students 03/07/2022
Edison Elementary Detroit City 5 Staff and students 03/07/2022
Emerson Elementary-Middle School Detroit City 3 Staff and students 03/14/2022
Estabrook Elementary Washtenaw 4 Staff and students 02/28/2022
Eureka Elementary School Clinton 17 Staff and students 01/18/2022
Ezra Eby Elementary Jackson 14 Staff and students 01/24/2022
Forest View Elementary School Wexford 8 Students 02/07/2022
Garber High School Bay 59 Students 01/31/2022
Gateway North Elementary Clinton 23 Staff and students 01/18/2022
George Long Elementary Jackson 40 Staff and students 02/22/2022
Glencairn Elementary School Ingham 7 Students 02/22/2022
Gompers Elementary Detroit City 3 Students 03/07/2022
Gompers Elementary Detroit City 4 Students 03/07/2022
Grayling Elementary School Crawford 82 Staff and students 11/15/2021
Grayling High School Crawford 119 Staff and students 10/04/2021
Grayling Middle School Crawford 94 Staff and students 11/08/2021
Greenville High School Montcalm 145 Students 02/14/2022
Greenville Middle School Montcalm 80 Students 02/14/2022
Handy Middle School Bay 53 Students 01/31/2022
Hanover Horton High School Jackson 27 Staff and students 01/18/2022
Harvest Elementary Washtenaw 7 Students 02/22/2022
Hesperia High School Newaygo 5 Students 02/14/2022
Highland Pines Tuscola 38 Staff and students 12/06/2021
Hillcrest Elementary Gratiot 9 Students 02/07/2022
Holland Woods Middle School St Clair 8 Staff and students 12/20/2021
Imlay City High School Lapeer 87 Staff and students 09/20/2021
Imlay City Middle School Lapeer 55 Staff and students 09/20/2021
Isbister Elementary School Wayne 4 Staff and students 03/07/2022
Ithaca High School Gratiot 59 Students 02/14/2022
Jefferson Elemetary Ionia 3 Students 02/07/2022
KPS-Northglade Montessori Kalamazoo 7 Staff and students 01/24/2022
Kolb Elementary Bay 35 Students 01/31/2022
Lake City Area Schools Missaukee 20 Students 01/24/2022
Lakeview High School Montcalm 24 Students 02/14/2022
Lakewood Elementary Ionia 3 Staff 02/22/2022
Lapeer Ed Tech Lapeer 6 Staff 02/07/2022
Lapeer High School Lapeer 153 Staff and students 08/23/2021
Lincoln Elementary School Wexford 7 Students 01/31/2022
Luce Road Early Childhood Learning Center Gratiot 11 Staff and students 02/07/2022
Ludington Area Fivecap Head Start Center (Lafhsc) Mason 3 Staff and students 02/28/2022
Ludington Elementary School Mason 43 Staff and students 01/31/2022
Ludington High School Mason 11 Staff and students 01/31/2022
Macgregor Elementary Bay 33 Students 01/31/2022
Mackensen Elementary Bay 21 Staff and students 01/31/2022
Mackinaw Trail Middle School Wexford 10 Students 02/07/2022
Manistee Middle + High School Manistee 5 Students 02/28/2022
Marlette Community Schools Sanilac 22 Students 12/13/2021
Mason County Central High School Mason 32 Students 02/07/2022
Mason County Central Upper Elementary School Mason 13 Staff and students 02/07/2022
Mcalear Sawden Elementary Bay 21 Staff and students 01/31/2022
Mccomb Elementary Tuscola 34 Staff and students 10/18/2021
Meadowbrook Elementary Oakland 46 Students 03/14/2022
Mecosta Elementary School Mecosta 21 Staff and students 01/31/2022
Millington Junior/Senior High Tuscola 25 Students 01/24/2022
Montabella Elementary School Montcalm 4 Staff and students 02/28/2022
Morley Stanwood Elementary School Mecosta 56 Students 01/31/2022
Munger Elementary-Middle School Detroit City 3 Staff and students 02/28/2022
Munger Elementary-Middle School Detroit City 3 Staff and students 02/28/2022
Murphy Elementary School Lapeer 38 Staff and students 09/06/2021
Napoleon High School Jackson 17 Students 01/18/2022
Napoleon Middle School Jackson 13 Students 01/18/2022
Newaygo Elementary School Newaygo 16 Staff and students 02/07/2022
Newaygo Middle School Newaygo 11 Staff and students 02/07/2022
Nikkari Elementary School Gratiot 6 Students 02/14/2022
North Branch Elementary Lapeer 45 Staff and students 10/04/2021
Northeast Elementary Jackson 9 Staff and students 01/18/2022
Oakview Elementary Clinton 28 Staff and students 01/24/2022
Oj Dejonge Middle School Mason 26 Students 01/31/2022
Orchard Primary Elementary School Lapeer 41 Staff and students 10/18/2021
Ottawa Area Center Ottawa 4 Staff and students 02/14/2022
Paddock Elementary Washtenaw 6 Staff and students 03/14/2022
Parma Elementary Jackson 12 Staff and students 02/14/2022
Pinconning Central High School Bay 18 Staff and students 02/07/2022
Pinconning Middle And High School Bay 16 Staff and students 02/07/2022
Pioneer High School Washtenaw 4 Students 02/22/2022
Pleasant Ridge Elementary Washtenaw 13 Students 02/28/2022
Portage Central High School Kalamazoo 3 Students 02/22/2022
Potter Elementary School Genesee 4 Students 02/22/2022
Powers Catholic High School Genesee 7 Students 02/28/2022
Richardson Elementary Iosco 3 Students 02/07/2022
Richardson Elementary Iosco 4 Students 02/22/2022
Richardson Elementary Iosco 3 Students 02/22/2022
Riley Elementary Clinton 34 Students 03/07/2022
Rolland Warner Middle School Lapeer 77 Staff and students 09/06/2021
S Meadows Elementary Washtenaw 4 Students 02/22/2022
Sand Lake Elementary Montcalm 17 Staff and students 02/14/2022
Sandusky Community Schools Sanilac 47 Staff and students 10/04/2021
Sandusky Community Schools Sanilac 49 Staff and students 10/11/2021
Sanilac ISD/Maple Valley Elmentary Sanilac 4 Staff and students 10/25/2021
Saranac Jr/High School Ionia 6 Students 02/07/2022
Saranac Jr/High School Ionia 8 Students 02/07/2022
Saranac Jr/High School Ionia 8 Students 02/07/2022
Saranac Jr/High School Ionia 8 Students 02/07/2022
Sault Area Middle School Chippewa 15 Staff and students 10/04/2021
Schavey Rd Elementary Clinton 36 Staff and students 02/22/2022
Schickler Elmentary School Lapeer 61 Staff and students 09/20/2021
South Haven Lincoln Elementary VanBuren 4 Students 03/14/2022
Spiritus Sanctus Academy, Plymouth Washtenaw 3 Students 02/28/2022
Spitler Elementary School Oceana 9 Students 02/14/2022
Springport Elementary Jackson 5 Students 01/24/2022
Springport High School Jackson 7 Students 01/24/2022
Springport Middle School Jackson 13 Staff and students 02/22/2022
St Johns High School Clinton 85 Staff and students 01/18/2022
St Johns Middle School Clinton 59 Staff and students 02/07/2022
St Joseph Catholic School Clinton 23 Students 02/14/2022
St Louis High School Gratiot 14 Students 02/07/2022
St Mary's School Clinton 19 Staff and students 02/14/2022
St Michael Catholic School Eaton 13 Students 02/14/2022
Stadium Dr Elementary Oakland 3 Students 02/14/2022
Tri County High School Montcalm 35 Students 02/14/2022
Tri County High School Newaygo 5 Students 02/28/2022
Trinity Lutheran School - Broadway Bay 28 Staff and students 01/31/2022
Unionville Sebewaing Area Middle/High School Tuscola 33 Students 01/18/2022
Vassar Public Schools Tuscola 79 Staff and students 09/20/2021
Warner Elementary Jackson 11 Students 02/22/2022
Webber Elementary Oakland 4 Students 02/14/2022
Wern High School Bay 51 Staff and students 01/31/2022
Wern Middle School Bay 28 Staff and students 01/31/2022
Wilcox Elementary School Ingham 5 Students 03/14/2022
Workman Elementary School Wayne 3 Students 03/07/2022
Zemmer Middle School Lapeer 95 Staff and students 09/20/2021
Source: Michigan Department of Health and Human Services

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