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Michigan school mask tracker: Find out which districts are requiring masks and which aren’t

A kindergarten student starts a worksheet about words that begin with the letter D at Kindergarten Kickstart, a summer program at Tindley Genesis Academy in Indianapolis. The program is meant to provide a jump start for students to help them transition to their first school year.
Michigan health officials on Friday issued guidance that strongly recommends schools require masks be worn by all students and staff inside school buildings.
Carson TerBush / Chalkbeat

The debate over whether to require students and staff to wear masks inside school buildings for the approaching school year is intensifying across Michigan, turning board meetings into battlegrounds and leaving parents pitted against each other.

The state waded into the debate Aug. 13, issuing updated guidance that strongly recommends schools require universal masking inside buildings. But like previous state guidance that urged students and staff to wear masks in schools, officials did not issue an order requiring it.

The guidance is unlikely to change the decision-making process for district leaders, said Robert McCann, executive director of the K-12 Alliance of Michigan, a school advocacy group. Schools are already adhering to or and in some cases exceeding the state recommendations.

“If MDHHS wants masks to be mandatory, they certainly can issue a new order to require that and our districts would of course reevaluate,” McCann said.

In the two weeks since the state issued the updated guidance, a handful of county health departments (in Kent, Genesee, Ottawa, Kalamazoo, Allegan, and Oakland counties) have issued orders requiring masks in schools.

Most of the county orders mandate the masks for K-6 or K-8 students. Oakland County’s health order, issued Tuesday, is the broadest, mandating masks for students and staff in all grades.

Chalkbeat Detroit scoured websites and news articles to provide a glimpse into what decisions district leaders have already made over this volatile issue. This mask policy tracker will continually be updated until the official start of the school year on Sept. 7.

A few things to know as you look at our tracker:

  • Many districts haven’t yet made decisions about whether or not to require marks. And those that have decided could make changes based on updated local, state, and federal guidance. In the last week, for instance, many districts have changed their optional mask policies and are now requiring them.
  • Most of the districts that are not requiring masks still strongly recommend masks be worn in schools. Some are particularly urging unvaccinated individuals to wear masks.
  • Even in districts where masks aren’t required, students and staff must wear them on school buses and other forms of school transportation. That’s due to a federal order requiring masks on public transportation.

Michigan has more than 800 school districts and charter schools. If you have information about a district that isn’t included on our list, send the info to us at detroit.tips@chalkbeat.org.

Look up your district’s mask policy

District County Policy (Click for Source)
District County Policy (Click for Source)
Adams Township School District Houghton Masks will not be required in school buildings.
Addison Community Schools Lenawee Masks will not be required in school buildings, but must be worn on school buses.
Adrian Public Schools Lenawee Masks will not be required in school buildings.
Alanson Public Schools Emmet The Health Department of Northwest Michigan has issued an order requiring students and staff in grades K-12 to wear a mask inside school buildings. The order covers Antrim, Charlevoix, Emmet, Otsego County. The district previously planned to require masks when COVID transmission levels are substantial or high.
Alba Public School Antrim The Health Department of Northwest Michigan has issued an order requiring students and staff in grades K-12 to wear a mask inside school buildings. The order covers Antrim, Charlevoix, Emmet, Otsego County. The district previously planned to make masks optional.
Alcona Community Schools Alcona Masks will not be required in school buildings.
Allegan Public Schools* Allegan Allegan County has issued an order requiring masks worn by students and staff in grades K-6. Districts can make masks optional for grades 7-8 or mandate them.
Allen Park Public Schools Wayne Masks are required in school buildings and on school buses.
Allendale Public Schools Ottawa* Ottawa County has issued an order requiring masks worn by students and staff in grades PreK-6. Districts can make masks optional for grades 7-8 or mandate them.
Alma Public Schools Gratiot Masks will not be required in school buildings, but must be worn on school buses.
Almont Community Schools Lapeer Masks will not be required in school buildings, but must be worn on school buses.
Alpena Public Schools Alpena Masks will not be required in school buildings, but must be worn on school buses.
Anchor Bay School District Macomb Masks will not be required in school buildings, but must be worn on school buses.
Ann Arbor Public Schools Washtenaw Masks are required for all inside school buildings.
Archdiocese of Detroit Catholic Schools Macomb, Oakland, Lapeer, Monroe, St. Clair, Wayne Masks are required in Wayne and Oakland county schools. In counties without a mandate, masks will not be required in school buildings. Individual schools may establish policies that go above the Archdiocese guidelines.
Armada Area Schools Macomb Masks will not be required in school buildings, but must be worn on school buses.
Ashley Community Schools Gratiot Masks will not be required in school buildings, but must be worn on school buses.
Atherton Community Schools* Genesee Genesee County has issued an order requiring masks worn inside school buildings by students and staff in grades PreK-12.
Au Gres-Sims School District Arenac Masks will not be required in school buildings, but must be worn on school buses.
Avondale School District Oakland The Oakland County Health Department has issued an order requiring masks be work by all students and staff in grades PreK-12.
Bad Axe Public Schools Huron Masks will not be required in school buildings, but must be worn on school buses
Bangor Township Schools Bay Masks will not be required in school buildings, but must be worn on school buses.
Baraga Area Schools Baraga Masks will not be required in school buildings, but must be worn on school buses.
Bark River-Harris Schools Delta Masks will not be required in school buildings.
Battle Creek Public Schools Calhoun Masks are required in school buildings and on school buses.
Bay City Public Schools Bay Masks likely will not be required in school buildings.
Beaver Island Community School Charlevoix The Health Department of Northwest Michigan has issued an order requiring students and staff in grades K-12 to wear a mask inside school buildings. The order covers Antrim, Charlevoix, Emmet, Otsego County.
Beecher Community School District* Genesee Genesee County has issued an order requiring masks worn inside school buildings by students and staff in grades PreK-12.
Bellaire Public Schools Antrim The Health Department of Northwest Michigan has issued an order requiring students and staff in grades K-12 to wear a mask inside school buildings. The order covers Antrim, Charlevoix, Emmet, Otsego County.
Bellevue Community Schools Eaton Masks will not be required in school buildings, but must be worn on school buses.
Bendle Public Schools* Genesee Genesee County has issued an order requiring masks worn inside school buildings by students and staff in grades PreK-12.
Bentley Community Schools* Genesee Genesee County has issued an order requiring masks worn inside school buildings by students and staff in grades PreK-12.
Benton Harbor Area Schools Berrien Masks are required in school buildings.
Benzie County Central Schools Benzie The Benzie-Leelanau District Health Department has issued an order requiring masks inside school buildings for students and staff in grades K-12.
Berkley School District Oakland Masks are required in school buildings.
Berrien Springs Public Schools Berrien The Berrien County Health Department has issued an order requiring masks for PreK-12 students and staff inside school buildings. The district previously planned to make mask wearing optional.
Bessemer Area School District Gogebic Masks are required for K-6 students and staff, and optional for grades 7-12. Masks are required for all on school buses.
Big Rapids Public Schools Mecosta Masks will not be required in school buildings, but must be worn on school buses.
Birch Run Area Schools Saginaw Masks will not be required in school buildings, but must be worn on school buses.
Birmingham Public Schools Oakland UPDATE: The Oakland County Health Department has issued an order requiring masks be work by all students and staff in grades PreK-12. The district previously said masks are required for students and staff in grades K-8 in school buildings, but that high school students are required to wear masks when Oakland County is in the "substantial" or "high" transmission phase (the current phase is "high.").
Bloomfield Hills Schools Oakland Masks are required in school buildings
Boyne City Public Schools Charlevoix The Health Department of Northwest Michigan has issued an order requiring students and staff in grades K-12 to wear a mask inside school buildings. The order covers Antrim, Charlevoix, Emmet, Otsego County. The district previously planned to make mask wearing optional.
Boyne Falls Public Schools Charlevoix The Health Department of Northwest Michigan has issued an order requiring students and staff in grades K-12 to wear a mask inside school buildings. The order covers Antrim, Charlevoix, Emmet, Otsego County. The district previously planned to make mask wearing optional for some, required for others.
Brandywine Community Schools Berrien The Berrien County Health Department has issued an order requiring masks for PreK-12 students and staff inside school buildings. The district previously planned to make mask wearing optional.
Breckenridge Community Schools Gratiot Masks will not be required in school buildings.
Breitung Township Schools Dickinson Masks will not be required in school buildings.
Bridgman Public Schools Berrien The Berrien County Health Department has issued an order requiring masks for PreK-12 students and staff inside school buildings.
Brighton Area Schools Livingston Masks will not be required in school buildings.
Brimley Area Schools Chippewa Masks will not be required in school buildings.
Bronson Community Schools Branch Masks will not be required in school buildings.
Buchanan Community Schools Berrien The Berrien County Health Department has issued an order requiring masks for PreK-12 students and staff inside school buildings. The district previously planned to make mask wearing optional.
Burt Township School District Alger Masks will not be required in school buildings.
Byron Center Public Schools Kent* Kent County has issued an order requiring masks worn by students and staff in grades PreK-6. Districts can make masks optional for grades 7-8 or mandate them.
Cadillac Area Public Schools Wexford Masks will not be required in school buildings, but must be worn on school buses.
Caledonia Community Schools Kent* Kent County has issued an order requiring masks worn by students and staff in grades PreK-6. Districts can make masks optional for grades 7-8 or mandate them.
Carman-Ainsworth Community Schools* Genesee Masks are required in school buildings
Caro Community Schools Tuscola Masks will not be required in school buildings, but must be worn on school buses.
Cass City Public Schools Tuscola Masks will not be required in school buildings, but most be worn on school buses.
Cassopolis Public Schools Cass Masks will not be required in school buildings.
Cedar Springs Public Schools Kent* Masks are required for students and staff in PreK-6th grade, but are optional for grades 7-8 students and staff. Masks must be worn by all on school buses.
Central Lake Public Schools Antrim The Health Department of Northwest Michigan has issued an order requiring students and staff in grades K-12 to wear a mask inside school buildings. The order covers Antrim, Charlevoix, Emmet, Otsego County.
Charlevoix Public Schools Charlevoix The Health Department of Northwest Michigan has issued an order requiring students and staff in grades K-12 to wear a mask inside school buildings. The order covers Antrim, Charlevoix, Emmet, Otsego County.
Charlotte Public Schools Eaton Masks will not be required in school buildings, but must be worn on school buses.
Chelsea School District Washtenaw The Washtenaw County Health Department has issued an order requiring masks be worn for K-12 students and staff inside school buildings. The district had previously planned to make masks optional.
Chesaning Union Schools Saginaw Masks will not be required in school buildings, but must be worn on school buses.
Chippewa Valley Schools Macomb Masks will not be required in school buildings.
Clare Public Schools Clare Masks will not be required in school buildings.
Clarenceville School District Wayne The Wayne County Health Department has issued an order requiring all K-12 schools and day care facilities to mandate masks for all students and staff.
Clarkston Community Schools Oakland UPDATE: The Oakland County Health Department has issued an order requiring masks be work by all students and staff in grades PreK-12. The district previously said masks will not be required in school buildings, but must be worn on school buses.
Clawson Public Schools Oakland The Oakland County Health Department has issued an order requiring masks be work by all students and staff in grades PreK-12.
Climax-Scotts Community Schools* Kalamazoo Kalamazoo County has issued an order requiring masks worn by students and staff in grades K-6. Districts can make masks optional for grades 7-8 or mandate them. The district says it is reviewing its options in light of the order.
Clintondale Community Schools Macomb Masks will not be required in school buildings.
Clio Area Schools* Genesee Genesee County has issued an order requiring masks worn inside school buildings by students and staff in grades PreK-12.
Coldwater Community Schools Branch Masks will not be required in school buildings, but must be worn on school buses.
Coloma Community Schools Berrien The Berrien County Health Department has issued an order requiring masks for PreK-12 students and staff inside school buildings. The district previously planned to make mask wearing optional.
Comstock Park Public Schools Kent* Kent County has issued an order requiring masks worn by students and staff in grades PreK-6. Districts can make masks optional for grades 7-8 or mandate them.
Comstock Public Schools* Kalamazoo Kalamazoo County has issued an order requiring masks worn by students and staff in grades K-6. Districts can make masks optional for grades 7-8 or mandate them. The district says it will comply with the order.
Constantine Public Schools St. Joseph Masks will be required based on the level of transmission of COVID.
Coopersville Area Public Schools Ottawa* Ottawa County has issued an order requiring masks worn by students and staff in grades PreK-6. Districts can make masks optional for grades 7-8 or mandate them.
Corunna Public Schools Shiawassee Masks will not be required in school buildings, but must be worn on school buses.
Crawford AuSable Schools Crawford Masks will not be required in school buildings, but must be worn on school buses.
Crestwood School District Wayne Masks are required in school buildings.
Dansville Schools Ingham The Ingham County Health Department has issued an order requiring masks for PreK-12 students and staff inside school buildings.
Davison Public Schools* Genesee Genesee County has issued an order requiring masks worn inside school buildings by students and staff in grades PreK-12.
Dearborn Heights School District No. 7 Wayne The Wayne County Health Department has issued an order requiring all K-12 schools and day care facilities to mandate masks for all students and staff.
Dearborn Public Schools Wayne Masks will be required in school buildings and on school buses.
Delton Kellogg Schools Barry Masks will not be required in school buildings, but must be worn on school buses.
Detroit Public Schools Community District Wayne Masks are required in school buildings
DeWitt Public Schools Clinton Masks are required for K-8 students and staff, and recommended for high school students and staff, based on current COVID transmission levels. Masks are required on school buses.
Dexter Community Schools Washtenaw Masks are required in school buildings
Dowagiac Union School District Cass Masks will not be required in school buildings.
Dryden Community Schools Lapeer Masks will not be required in school buildings, but must be worn on school buses.
East Grand Rapids Public Schools Kent* Kent County has issued an order requiring masks worn by students and staff in grades PreK-6. Districts can make masks optional for grades 7-8 or mandate them.
East Jordan Public Schools Charlevoix The Health Department of Northwest Michigan has issued an order requiring students and staff in grades K-12 to wear a mask inside school buildings. The order covers Antrim, Charlevoix, Emmet, Otsego County.
East Lansing School District Ingham The Ingham County Health Department has issued an order requiring masks for PreK-12 students and staff inside school buildings.
Eastpointe Community Schools Macomb Masks are required in school buildings and on school buses.
Eaton Rapids Public Schools Eaton Masks are required in school buildings and on buses.
Eau Claire Public Schools Berrien The Berrien County Health Department has issued an order requiring masks for PreK-12 students and staff inside school buildings. The district previously planned to make mask wearing optional.
Ecorse Public Schools Wayne Masks will be required in school buildings
Edwardsburg Public Schools Cass Masks will not be required in school buildings, but must be worn on school buses.
Elk Rapids Schools Antrim The Health Department of Northwest Michigan has issued an order requiring students and staff in grades K-12 to wear a mask inside school buildings. The order covers Antrim, Charlevoix, Emmet, Otsego County.
Ellsworth Community School Antrim The Health Department of Northwest Michigan has issued an order requiring students and staff in grades K-12 to wear a mask inside school buildings. The order covers Antrim, Charlevoix, Emmet, Otsego County. The district previously planned to make mask wearing optional.
Escanaba Area Public Schools Delta Masks will not be required in school buildings
Essexville-Hamptom Public Schools Bay Masks will not be required in school buildings.
Ewen-Trout Creek School District Ontonagon Masks will not be required in school buildings
Fairview Area Schools Oscoda Masks will not be required in school buildings, but must be worn on school buses.
Farmington Public Schools Oakland UPDATE: The Oakland County Health Department has issued an order requiring masks be work by all students and staff in grades PreK-12. The district previously said a decision on whether masks are required will be based on the level of COVID transmission in Oakland County. Currently, the county level is "high," a level that would require masks.
Farwell Area Schools Clare Masks will not be required in school buildings, but must be worn on school buses.
Fennville Public Schools* Allegan Allegan County has issued an order requiring masks worn by students and staff in grades K-6. Districts can make masks optional for grades 7-8 or mandate them. The district is complying with the order.
Fenton Area Public Schools* Genesee Genesee County has issued an order requiring masks worn inside school buildings by students and staff in grades PreK-12.
Ferndale Public Schools Oakland Masks are required in school buildings and on buses
Fitzgerald Public Schools Macomb Masks are required in school buildings
Flat Rock Community Schools Wayne The Wayne County Health Department has issued an order requiring all K-12 schools and day care facilities to mandate masks for all students and staff.
Flint Community Schools* Genesee Masks will be required in schools and on buses.
Flushing Community Schools* Genesee Genesee County has issued an order requiring masks worn inside school buildings by students and staff in grades PreK-12.
Forest Hills Public Schools Kent Masks are required in school buildings for students in grades K-6, and any other unvaccinated individuals. Masks must also be worn on school buses.
Frankenmuth School District Saginaw Masks will not be required in school buildings.
Frankfort-Elberta Area Schools Benzie The Benzie-Leelanau District Health Department has issued an order requiring masks inside school buildings for students and staff in grades K-12.
Fraser Public Schools Macomb Masks will not be required in school buildings.
Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools* Kalamazoo Kalamazoo County has issued an order requiring masks worn by students and staff in grades K-6. Districts can make masks optional for grades 7-8 or mandate them.
Garden City Public Schools Wayne The Wayne County Health Department has issued an order requiring all K-12 schools and day care facilities to mandate masks for all students and staff.
Gaylord Community Schools Otsego The Health Department of Northwest Michigan has issued an order requiring students and staff in grades K-12 to wear a mask inside school buildings. The order covers Antrim, Charlevoix, Emmet, Otsego County.
Genesee School District* Genesee Genesee County has issued an order requiring masks worn inside school buildings by students and staff in grades PreK-12.
Gibraltar School District Wayne The Wayne County Health Department has issued an order requiring all K-12 schools and day care facilities to mandate masks for all students and staff.
Glen Lake Community Schools Leelanau The Benzie-Leelanau District Health Department has issued an order requiring masks inside school buildings for students and staff in grades K-12.
Glenn Public School* Allegan Allegan County has issued an order requiring masks worn by students and staff in grades K-6. Districts can make masks optional for grades 7-8 or mandate them.
Godfrey-Lee Public Schools Kent* Kent County has issued an order requiring masks worn by students and staff in grades PreK-6. Districts can make masks optional for grades 7-8 or mandate them.
Godwin Heights Public Schools Kent* Masks are required for all students and staff in school buildings and on school buses.
Goodrich Area Schools* Genesee Genesee County has issued an order requiring masks worn inside school buildings by students and staff in grades PreK-12.
Grand Blanc Community Schools* Genesee Genesee County has issued an order requiring masks worn inside school buildings by students and staff in grades PreK-12.
Grand Haven Area Public Schools Ottawa Masks are required in school buildings.
Grand Ledge Public Schools Eaton Masks are required in school buildings.
Grand Rapids Public Schools Kent The district announced Aug. 16 that it would require masks to be worn in school buildings. Previously, the district had a mask optional policy.
Grandville Public Schools Kent* Masks are required for students and staff in grades PreK-6, and optional for grrades 7-8. Masks must be worn by all on school buses.
Gross Pointe Public Schools Wayne The Wayne County Health Department has issued an order requiring all K-12 schools and day care facilities to mandate masks for all students and staff.
Grosse Ile Township Schools Wayne The Wayne County Health Department has issued an order requiring all K-12 schools and day care facilities to mandate masks for all students and staff.
Gull Lake Community Schools* Kalamazoo Kalamazoo County has issued an order requiring masks worn by students and staff in grades K-6. Districts can make masks optional for grades 7-8 or mandate them.
Hamilton Community Schools Ottawa* Masks are required for students and staff in grades PreK-6, and optional for grades 7-8.
Hamtramck Public Schools Wayne Masks are required in school buildings.
Harbor Springs School District Emmet The Health Department of Northwest Michigan has issued an order requiring students and staff in grades K-12 to wear a mask inside school buildings. The order covers Antrim, Charlevoix, Emmet, Otsego County.
Harper Creek Community Schools Calhoun Masks are not required in school buildings.
Harper Woods School District Wayne The Wayne County Health Department has issued an order requiring all K-12 schools and day care facilities to mandate masks for all students and staff.
Harrison Community Schools Clare Masks will not be required in school buildings, but must be worn on school buses.
Haslett Public Schools Ingham Masks are required in school buildings and on school buses.
Hastings Area Schools Barry Masks will not be required in school buildings, but must be worn on school buses.
Hazel Park Schools Oakland Masks are required in school buildings.
Hemlock Public School District Saginaw Masks will not be required in school buildings, but must be worn on school buses.
Highland Park City Schools Wayne The Wayne County Health Department has issued an order requiring all K-12 schools and day care facilities to mandate masks for all students and staff.
Hillsdale Community Schools Hillsdale Masks will not be required in school buildings.
Holland Public Schools Ottawa Masks are required in school buildings and on school buses.
Holly Area Schools Oakland UPDATE: The Oakland County Health Department has issued an order requiring masks be work by all students and staff in grades PreK-12. The district previoiusly said masks will not be required in school buildings, but must be worn on school buses.
Holt Public Schools Ingham Masks are required in school buildings
Holton Public Schools Muskegon Masks will not be required in school buildings, but must be worn on school buses.
Homer Community School District Calhoun Masks will not be required in school buildings, but must be worn on school buses.
Hopkins Public Schools* Allegan Allegan County has issued an order requiring masks worn by students and staff in grades K-6. Districts can make masks optional for grades 7-8 or mandate them.
Houghton Lake Community Schools Roscommon Masks will not be required in school buildings, but must be worn on school buses.
Howell Public Schools Livingston Masks will not be required in school buildings
Hudsonville Public Schools Ottawa* Ottawa County has issued an order requiring masks worn by students and staff in grades PreK-6. Districts can make masks optional for grades 7-8 or mandate them.
Huron School District Wayne Masks will not be required in school buildings.
Huron Valley Schools Oakland The Oakland County Health Department has issued an order requiring masks be work by all students and staff in grades PreK-12.
Imlay City Community Schools Lapeer Masks will not be required in school buildings, but must be worn on school buses.
Ionia Public Schools Ionia Masks will not be required in school buildings, but must be worn on school buses.
Ironwood Area Schools Gogebic Masks will not be required in school buildings.
Ithaca Public Schools Gratiot Masks will not be required in school buildings, but must be worn on school buses.
Jackson Public Schools Jackson Masks will not be required in school buildings, but must be worn on school buses.
Jenison Public Schools Ottawa* Masks are required for students and staff in grades PreK-6, but optional for grades 7-8.
Johannesburg-Lewiston Area Schools Otsego The Health Department of Northwest Michigan has issued an order requiring students and staff in grades K-12 to wear a mask inside school buildings. The order covers Antrim, Charlevoix, Emmet, Otsego County.
Jonesville Community Schools Hillsdale Masks will not be required in school buildings.
Kalamazoo Public Schools* Kalamazoo Masks are required in school buildings. The mask mandate will be reviewed before the beginning of the second trimester.
Kalkaska Public Schools Kalkaska Masks will not be required in school buildings, but must be worn on school buses.
Kearsley Community Schools* Genesee Genesee County has issued an order requiring masks worn inside school buildings by students and staff in grades PreK-12.
Kelloggsville Public Schools Kent* Masks are required for all inside school buildings.
Kenowa Hills Public Schools Kent* Masks are required for studfents and staff in grades K-6, but optional for grades 7-8. Masks must be worn on school buses.
Kent City Community Schools Kent* Masks are required for students and staff in grades PreK-6, and optional for grades 7-8.
Kentwood Public Schools Kent Masks will be required in school buildings and on school buses.
L'Anse Area Schools Baraga Masks will not be required in school buildings.
L'Anse Creuse Public Schools Macomb Masks will not be required in school buildings.
Lake Fenton Community Schools* Genesee Genesee County has issued an order requiring masks worn inside school buildings by students and staff in grades PreK-12.
Lake Orion Community Schools Oakland UPDATE: The Oakland County Health Department has issued an order requiring masks be work by all students and staff in grades PreK-12. The district previously said masks will not be required in school buildings, but must be worn on school buses.
Lake Shore Public Schools (Macomb) Macomb Masks will not be required in school buildings.
Lakeshore School District Berrien The Berrien County Health Department has issued an order requiring masks for PreK-12 students and staff inside school buildings. The district previously planned to make mask wearing optional.
Lakeview Public Schools Macomb Masks will not be required in school buildings, but must be worn on school buses.
LakeVille Community Schools* Genesee Masks are required for students and staff in grades PreK-12. The mask requirement doesn't apply to Columbiaville Elementary because it is located in Lapeer County and not subject to a mask order from the Genesee County Health Department.
Lamphere Public Schools Oakland The Oakland County Health Department has issued an order requiring masks be work by all students and staff in grades PreK-12.
Lansing School District Ingham Masks are required in school buildings, and on school buses.
Lapeer Community Schools Lapeer Masks will not be required in school buildings, but must be worn on school buses.
Leland Public School Leelanau Masks are required in school buildings and on school buses.
Leslie Public Schools Ingham The Ingham County Health Department has issued an order requiring masks for PreK-12 students and staff inside school buildings.
Lincoln Consolidated Schools Washtenaw Masks are required in school buildings and on school buses.
Lincoln Park Public Schools Wayne The Wayne County Health Department has issued an order requiring all K-12 schools and day care facilities to mandate masks for all students and staff.
Linden Community Schools* Genesee Genesee County has issued an order requiring masks worn inside school buildings by students and staff in grades PreK-12.
Livonia Public Schools Wayne The Wayne County Health Department has issued an order requiring all K-12 schools and day care facilities to mandate masks for all students and staff.
Lowell Area Schools Kent* Kent County has issued an order requiring masks worn by students and staff in grades PreK-6. Districts can make masks optional for grades 7-8 or mandate them.
Mackinaw City Public Schools Emmet The Health Department of Northwest Michigan has issued an order requiring students and staff in grades K-12 to wear a mask inside school buildings. The order covers Antrim, Charlevoix, Emmet, Otsego County.
Madison District Public Schools Oakland UPDATE: The Oakland County Health Department has issued an order requiring masks be work by all students and staff in grades PreK-12. The district previously said masks will not be required inside school buildings.
Mancelona Public Schools Antrim The Health Department of Northwest Michigan has issued an order requiring students and staff in grades K-12 to wear a mask inside school buildings. The order covers Antrim, Charlevoix, Emmet, Otsego County. The district previously planned to make mask wearing optional.
Manchester Community Schools Washtenaw The Washtenaw County Health Department has issued an order requiring masks be worn for K-12 students and staff inside school buildings. The district had previously planned to make masks required only when transmission levels are high.
Manistee Area Public Schools Manistee Masks will not be required in school buildings, but must be worn on school buses.
Mar Lee School Calhoun Masks are not required in school buildings, but must be worn on school buses.
Marshall Public Schools Calhoun Masks are required in school buildings.
Martin Public Schools* Allegan Allegan County has issued an order requiring masks worn by students and staff in grades K-6. Districts can make masks optional for grades 7-8 or mandate them.
Mason County Central Schools Mason Masks will not be required unless there is a local or state mandate, or if transmission levels require them. Masks are required on school buses.
Mason Public Schools Ingham The Ingham County Health Department has issued an order requiring masks for PreK-12 students and staff inside school buildings. The district previously planned to make mask wearing optional.
Mattawan Area Schools* Van Buren, Kalamazoo Masks are required for K-6 grades, but optional for grades 7-12. Masks are required for 7-8 grades if students or adults are interacting with 6th graders.
Melvindale-Northern Allen Park Schools Wayne Masks are required in school buildings and on school buses.
Menominee Area Public Schools Menominee Masks will not be required in school buildings.
Merrill Community Schools Saginaw Masks will not be required in school buildings, but must be worn on school buses.
Milan Area Schools Washtenaw Masks are required in school buildings and on school buses.
Mio AuSable Schools Oscoda Masks will not be required in school buildings, but must be worn on school buses.
Mona Shores Public Schools Muskegon Masks will not be required in school buildings, but must be worn on school buses.
Monroe Public Schools Monroe Masks are required for anyone entering an elementary building. Masks are required at secondary schools when the county's COVID transmission rates are "moderate" or higher. The current level is high, which requires masks.
Montabella Community Schools Montcalm Masks will not be required in school buildings, but must be worn on school buses.
Montrose Community Schools* Genesee Genesee County has issued an order requiring masks worn inside school buildings by students and staff in grades PreK-12.
Mount Clemens Community Schools Macomb Masks are required in school buildings and on school buses.
Mount Pleasant Public Schools Isabella Masks are required in school buildings for students 12 and younger, and optional for older students.
Mt. Morris Consolidated Schools* Genesee Genesee County has issued an order requiring masks worn inside school buildings by students and staff in grades PreK-12.
Munising Public Schools Alger Masks will not be required in school buildings.
Negaunee Public Schools Marquette Masks will not be required in school buildings.
New Buffalo Area Schools Berrien The Berrien County Health Department has issued an order requiring masks for PreK-12 students and staff inside school buildings.
New Haven Community Schools Macomb Masks will not be required for students in school buildings. Staff must wear masks, unless they show they are fully vaccinated.
New Lothrop Area Public Schools Shiawassee Masks will not be required in school buildings, but must be worn on school buses.
Newaygo Public Schools Newaygo Masks will not be required in school buildings.
Niles Community Schools Berrien The Berrien County Health Department has issued an order requiring masks for PreK-12 students and staff inside school buildings. The district previously planned to make mask wearing optional.
North Branch Area Schools Lapeer Masks will not be required in school buildings, but must be worn on school buses.
North Central Area Schools Menominee Masks will not be required in school buildings.
North Dickinson County School Dickinson Masks will not be required in school buildings.
Northport Public School District Leelanau The Benzie-Leelanau District Health Department has issued an order requiring masks inside school buildings for students and staff in grades K-12.
Northview Public Schools Kent* Kent County has issued an order requiring masks worn by students and staff in grades PreK-6. Districts can make masks optional for grades 7-8 or mandate them.
Northville Public Schools Wayne Masks are required when county transmission levels are considered moderate, substantial or high. The county level is currently high, though the district says it will also take local metrics into consideration.
Norway-Vulcan Area Schools Dickinson Masks will not be required in school buildings.
Novi Community Schools Oakland UPDATE: The Oakland County Health Department has issued an order requiring masks be work by all students and staff in grades PreK-12. The district previously said masks likely will not be required in school buildings.
Oak Park Schools Oakland Masks are required in school buildings and on school buses.
Okemos Public Schools Ingham The Ingham County Health Department has issued an order requiring masks for PreK-12 students and staff inside school buildings.
Ontonagon Area School District Ontonagon Masks will not be required in school buildings, but must be worn on school buses.
Otsego Public Schools* Allegan Allegan County has issued an order requiring masks worn by students and staff in grades K-6. Districts can make masks optional for grades 7-8 or mandate them.
Ovid-Elsie Area Schools Clinton Masks will not be required in school buildings.
Oxford Community Schools Oakland UPDATE: The Oakland County Health Department has issued an order requiring masks be work by all students and staff in grades PreK-12. The district previously said it doesn't intend to require masks in school buildings.
Parchment School District* Kalamazoo Kalamazoo County has issued an order requiring masks worn by students and staff in grades K-6. Districts can make masks optional for grades 7-8 or mandate them.
Pellston Public Schools Emmet The Health Department of Northwest Michigan has issued an order requiring students and staff in grades K-12 to wear a mask inside school buildings. The order covers Antrim, Charlevoix, Emmet, Otsego County.
Pennfield Schools Calhoun Masks are not required in school buildings.
Petoskey Public Schools Emmet The Health Department of Northwest Michigan has issued an order requiring students and staff in grades K-12 to wear a mask inside school buildings. The order covers Antrim, Charlevoix, Emmet, Otsego County. The district previously planned to require masks when county COVID transmission levels are substantial or high.
Pinconning Area Schools Bay Masks will not be required in school buildings, but must be worn on school buses.
Pine River Area Schools Osceola Masks will not be required in school buildings, but must be worn on school buses.
Plainwell Community Schools* Allegan Allegan County has issued an order requiring masks worn by students and staff in grades K-6. Districts can make masks optional for grades 7-8 or mandate them.
Plymouth Canton Community Schools Wayne Masks are required in school buildings when the county transmission level is "substantial" or "high." The current level is high.
Pontiac School District Oakland The Oakland County Health Department has issued an order requiring masks be work by all students and staff in grades PreK-12.
Portage Public Schools* Kalamazoo Masks will not be required in school buildings, but must be worn on school buses.
Portland Public Schools Ionia Masks will not be required in school buildings, but must be worn on school buses.
Potterville Public Schools Eaton Masks will not be required in school buildings, but must be worn on school buses.
Redford Union Schools Wayne The Wayne County Health Department has issued an order requiring all K-12 schools and day care facilities to mandate masks for all students and staff.
Richmond Community Schools Macomb Masks will not be required in school buildings, but must be worn on school buses.
River Rouge School District Wayne The Wayne County Health Department has issued an order requiring all K-12 schools and day care facilities to mandate masks for all students and staff.
River School Berrien The Berrien County Health Department has issued an order requiring masks for PreK-12 students and staff inside school buildings. The district previously planned to make mask wearing optional.
River Valley School District Berrien The Berrien County Health Department has issued an order requiring masks for PreK-12 students and staff inside school buildings. The district previously planned to make mask wearing optional.
Riverside Hagar #6 School Berrien The Berrien County Health Department has issued an order requiring masks for PreK-12 students and staff inside school buildings. The district previously planned to make mask wearing optional.
Riverview Community Schools Wayne Masks are required in school buildings.
Rochester Community Schools Oakland UPDATE: The Oakland County Health Department has issued an order requiring masks be work by all students and staff in grades PreK-12. The district previously said masks will not be required in school buildings.
Rockford Public Schools Kent* Masks are required for students and staff in grades PreK-6, and optional for grades 7-8.
Romeo Community Schools Macomb Masks will not be required in school buildings
Romulus Community Schools Wayne The Wayne County Health Department has issued an order requiring all K-12 schools and day care facilities to mandate masks for all students and staff.
Roscommon Area Public Schools Roscommon Masks will not be required in school buildings, but must be worn on school buses.
Roseville Community Schools Macomb Masks will not be required in school buildings.
Royal Oak Schools Oakland Masks are required in school buildings
Saginaw Public Schools Saginaw Masks are required in school buildings
Saline Area Schools Washtenaw The Washtenaw County Health Department has issued an order requiring masks be worn for K-12 students and staff inside school buildings. The district had previously planned to require masks based on grade level and the amount of COVID transmission in the community
Saugatuck Public Schools Ottawa* Ottawa County has issued an order requiring masks worn by students and staff in grades PreK-6. Districts can make masks optional for grades 7-8 or mandate them.
Sault Ste. Marie Area Schools Chippewa Masks will not be required in school buildings.
Schoolcraft Community Schools* Kalamazoo Kalamazoo County has issued an order requiring masks worn by students and staff in grades K-6. Districts can make masks optional for grades 7-8 or mandate them.
Shepherd Public Schools Isabella Masks will not be required in school buildings, but must be worn on school buses.
South Haven Public Schools Van Buren Masks are required when the county transmission level is substantial or high. The current level is high.
South Lake Schools Macomb Masks are required in school buildings and on school buses.
South Lyon Community Schools Oakland UPDATE: The Oakland County Health Department has issued an order requiring masks be work by all students and staff in grades PreK-12. The district previously said masks are not required in school buildings, but must be worn on school buses.
South Redford School District Wayne Masks will be required in school buildings.
Southfield Public Schools Oakland UPDATE: The Oakland County Health Department has issued an order requiring masks be work by all students and staff in grades PreK-12. The district previously said masks will not be required in school buildings, but must be worn on school buses.
Southgate Community Schools Wayne The Wayne County Health Department has issued an order requiring all K-12 schools and day care facilities to mandate masks for all students and staff.
Sparta Area Schools Kent* Kent County has issued an order requiring masks worn by students and staff in grades PreK-6. Districts can make masks optional for grades 7-8 or mandate them.
Spring Lake Schools Ottawa Masks are required in school buildings and on school buses.
Springport Public Schools Jackson Masks will not be required in school buildings, but must be worn on school buses.
St. Johns Public Schools Clinton Masks will not be required in school buildings, but must be worn on school buses.
St. Joseph Public Schools Berrien The Berrien County Health Department has issued an order requiring masks for PreK-12 students and staff inside school buildings. The district previously planned to make mask wearing optional.
St. Louis Public Schools Gratiot Masks will not be required in school buildings, but must be worn on school buses.
Standish-Sterling Community Schools Arenac Masks will not be required in school buildings, but must be worn on school buses.
Stephenson Area Public Schools Menominee Masks will not be required in school buildings.
Stockbridge Community Schools Ingham The Ingham County Health Department has issued an order requiring masks for PreK-12 students and staff inside school buildings.
Superior Central School District Alger Masks will not be required in school buildings.
Suttons Bay Public Schools Leelanau The Benzie-Leelanau District Health Department has issued an order requiring masks inside school buildings for students and staff in grades K-12.
Swartz Creek Community Schools* Genesee Genesee County has issued an order requiring masks worn inside school buildings by students and staff in grades PreK-12.
Taylor School District Wayne The Wayne County Health Department has issued an order requiring all K-12 schools and day care facilities to mandate masks for all students and staff.
Thornapple Kellogg School District Kent* Kent County has issued an order requiring masks worn by students and staff in grades PreK-6. Districts can make masks optional for grades 7-8 or mandate them.
Traverse City Area Public Schools Grand Traverse Masks will not be required in school buildings, but must be worn on school buses.
Trenton Public Schools Wayne The Wayne County Health Department has issued an order requiring all K-12 schools and day care facilities to mandate masks for all students and staff.
Troy School District Oakland Masks are required inside school buildings.
Union City Community Schools Branch Masks will not be required in school buildings, but must be worn on school buses.
Utica Community Schools Macomb Masks will not be required in school buildings.
Van Buren Public Schools Wayne The Wayne County Health Department has issued an order requiring all K-12 schools and day care facilities to mandate masks for all students and staff.
Van Dyke Public Schools Macomb Masks are required in school buildings and on school buses.
Vanderbilt Area Schools Otsego The Health Department of Northwest Michigan has issued an order requiring students and staff in grades K-12 to wear a mask inside school buildings. The order covers Antrim, Charlevoix, Emmet, Otsego County.
Vandercook Lake Public Schools Jackson Masks will not be required in school buildings, but must be worn on school buses.
Vicksburg Community Schools* Kalamazoo Kalamazoo County has issued an order requiring masks worn by students and staff in grades K-6. Districts can make masks optional for grades 7-8 or mandate them.
Wakefield Marenisco School District Gogebic Masks likely will not be required in school buildings.
Waldron Area Schools Hillsdale Masks will not be required in school buildings.
Walled Lake Consolidated Schools Oakland UPDATE: The Oakland County Health Department has issued an order requiring masks be work by all students and staff in grades PreK-12. The district previously said masks will not be required in school buildings.
Warren Consolidated Schools Macomb Masks are required in school buildings.
Warren Woods Public Schools Macomb Masks will not be required in school buildings.
Waterford School District Oakland The Oakland County Health Department has issued an order requiring masks be work by all students and staff in grades PreK-12.
Watervliet School District Berrien The Berrien County Health Department has issued an order requiring masks for PreK-12 students and staff inside school buildings. The district previously planned to require masks based on COVID transmission levels.
Wayland Union Schools* Allegan Allegan County has issued an order requiring masks worn by students and staff in grades K-6. Districts can make masks optional for grades 7-8 or mandate them.
Wayne-Westland Community Schools Wayne The Wayne County Health Department has issued an order requiring all K-12 schools and day care facilities to mandate masks for all students and staff.
Webberville Community Schools Ingham The Ingham County Health Department has issued an order requiring masks for PreK-12 students and staff inside school buildings.
West Bloomfield School District Oakland Masks are required in school buildings.
West Branch-Rose City Area Schools Ogemaw Masks will not be required in school buildings, but must be worn on school buses.
West Iron County Public Schools Iron Masks are not required in school buildings, but must be worn on school buses.
West Ottawa Public Schools Ottawa Ottawa County has issued an order requiring masks worn by students and staff in grades PreK-6. Districts can make masks optional for grades 7-8 or mandate them.
Westwood Community Schools Wayne The Wayne County Health Department has issued an order requiring all K-12 schools and day care facilities to mandate masks for all students and staff.
Westwood Heights Schools* Genesee Genesee County has issued an order requiring masks worn inside school buildings by students and staff in grades PreK-12.
Whitefish Township Schools Chippewa Masks will not be required in school buildings.
Whitmore Lake Public School District Washtenaw The Washtenaw County Health Department has issued an order requiring masks be worn for K-12 students and staff inside school buildings. The district had previously planned to require masks for grades PreK-6.
Williamston Community Schools Ingham The Ingham County Health Department has issued an order requiring masks for PreK-12 students and staff inside school buildings.
Woodhaven-Brownstown School District Wayne The Wayne County Health Department has issued an order requiring all K-12 schools and day care facilities to mandate masks for all students and staff.
Wyandotte Public Schools Wayne The Wayne County Health Department has issued an order requiring all K-12 schools and day care facilities to mandate masks for all students and staff.
Wyoming Public Schools Kent* Kent County has issued an order requiring masks worn by students and staff in grades PreK-6. Districts can make masks optional for grades 7-8 or mandate them.
Ypsilanti Community Schools Washtenaw Masks are required in school buildings.
Zeeland Public Schools Ottawa Masks will not be required in school buildings, but must be worn on school buses.
*Policy may change due to county order. Annie Fu, Chalkbeat

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