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Whitmore Lake Public Schools confirms 2 student cases of COVID-19

Written by Mamie M. Arndt

WHITMORE LAKE, MI – Two students from Whitmore Lake Public Schools have tested positive for COVID-19, the Washtenaw County Health Department confirmed. Whitmore Lake Public Schools Superintendent Tom DeKeyser said grades 5 and 10 were “immediately impacted” by the most recent confirmed COVID-19 cases. DeKeyser could not be reached for comment about if other students […]

WHITMORE LAKE, MI – Two students from Whitmore Lake Public Schools have tested positive for COVID-19, the Washtenaw County Health Department confirmed.

Whitmore Lake Public Schools Superintendent Tom DeKeyser said grades 5 and 10 were “immediately impacted” by the most recent confirmed COVID-19 cases. DeKeyser could not be reached for comment about if other students or staff are required to quarantine.

DeKeyser said the district is completing contact tracing and will report to any student or staff member who is considered a close contact. Close contacts of a positive case have to be isolated from school for 10-14 days and move to remote learning.

“As a parent or guardian, we know you continue to want ways to protect your children and family from COVID-19,” DeKeyser said in an email to families. “COVID-19 caution fatigue is real, but we must remain diligent as a school community.

Whitmore Lake returned from winter break in the remote learning before all students returned to in-person classes on Jan. 11.

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