COVID-19 Resources for Schools and Daycares

The following resources are meant to provide you with ideas, guidance, and information as you are creating a reopening plan that aligns with the Governor's latest executive order(s).

School-Related Outbreak Reporting
School Re-opening Toolkits and FAQs: Return to School FAQ
School Administrator COVID-19 Toolkit
Parent and Teacher COVID-19 Toolkit
Frequently Asked Questions for School Administrators and Teachers
Posters, Signs and Handouts
School and Daycare COVID-19 Resources:
LARA Guidelines for Safe Child Care Operations
MI SAFE START: Youth Sports Guidance
Interim Guidance for Contact Sports
Michigan MI Safe Schools: Michigan's 2020-2021 Return to School Roadmap
MAISA COVID-19 Preparedness and Response Plan
American Academy of Pediatrics COVID-19 Planning Considerations: Guidance for School Re-entry
Harvard School of Public Health, Schools for Health - Risk Reduction Strategies
When You Can be Around Others After You Had or Likely Had COVID-19
MAISA MI Safe Schools 2020-2021 Return to School Roadmap
OSHA Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19
State of Michigan Child Care Resources
Childcare Symptoms Monitoring Protocol During COVID-19 Response
Child Care Center Re-Opening - COVID19
CDC Considerations for Schools
CDC Considerations for Youth Sports
Signs and Messages
Post in highly visible locations (e.g., school entrances, restrooms, lunch rooms) to promote everyday protective measures.
Do it for yourself and others
How to protect yourself and others
Face coverings: Do's and Don'ts
Announcements and messages
Public Service Announcements on reducing the spread of COVID-19 on PA systems
Videos for schools about behaviors that prevent the spread of COVID-19 when communicating with staff and families, such as on school websites, in emails, and on school social media accounts.
Free CDC print and digital resources on CDC's communications resources main page
VIDEO COVID-19 Face Mask | Friendly for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
DIY Mask Patterns with Clear Panel for Deaf & Hard of Hearing
Pattern for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Friendly Mask
Watch the videos to learn more about wearing masks, handwashing, what to do when you're sick and more.
Knowing the Basics (for kids and families)

What to Do When You're Sick (for kids and families)

Wearing Masks (for kids and families)

Wearing Personal Protective Equipment (for teachers and school staff)

If you have questions, please call:
Health Department of Northwest Michigan Public Health Information Line: 1-800-386-5959
(Voicemail Box for COVID-19 questions answered by Public Health Professionals)
MDHHS Hotline: 1-888-535-6136
(Experts answering COVID-19-related questions - Open 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM, 7 days a week)
McLaren COVID-19 Hotline: 231-487-5550
(Signs & Symptoms of COVID-19 and opportunity to speak with McLaren team member - Open 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM, 7 days a week)
Munson Healthcare COVID-19 Hotline: 231-935-0951
(Signs & Symptoms of COVID-19, Options to speak with a Munson Team Member - Recording available 24/7)
2-1-1 Hotline
(Get connected with needed resources from across our communities - Calls - 24 hours, Text & Chat, 8:00AM - 5:00 PM, Monday - Friday)

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