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February 7, 2022

 Dear Parents & Guardians,

 Please be aware that Plainwell Community Schools will be adjusting our masking requirement for students and staff effective Tuesday, February 8, 2022.  Henceforward masking requirements will be based on a per building metric of 10% or higher rates of COVID-19.  This 10% is based on total students and staff who have tested positive or have been quarantined for COVID-19.  IF a school building exceeds the 10% COVID-19 threshold metric, that facility will be required to use masks during the instructional day for 10 days but can be extended IF rates continue to exceed 10%.  Masks would not be required outside nor during extra curricular activities.  Due to Federal Mandate, masks are still required when using district transportation.

 Additional exceptions include:

  • Persons in the act of eating or drinking. 

  • Persons under the age of five years; however, supervised masking is strongly recommended.

  • Students with developmental conditions of any age attending school, although supervised masking is encouraged.

  • Teachers who are working with children who are hard of hearing or students with developmental conditions who benefit from facial cues.

  • A person with a disability who cannot wear a mask, or cannot safely wear a mask, because of the disability as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA, 42 U.S.C. 12101 et seq.) and Michigan Persons with Disabilities Act

 If your child is exhibiting any COVID-19 symptoms listed below please keep them home and get them tested to reduce the risk of any spread or outbreak. Symptoms include:

  • Fever or chills

  • Cough or difficulty breathing

  • Shortness of breath

  • Fatigue, muscle or body aches

  • Headache

  • New loss of taste or smell

  • Sore throat

  • Congestion or runny nose

  • Nausea or vomiting

  • Diarrhea

 We continue to ask you to report positive cases to your building administrator or administrative assistants.  It is important to have this information to continue to monitor our numbers and keep all students and staff safe.  Included in this communication are the latest COVID-19 percentages per building as well as our district attendance rate.  As of February 7, 2022, no school buildings meet the 10% threshold so masks are not required.  Masks do remain optional for those family and staff who want to wear them.

 Plainwell Community Schools

For a printable copy of this letter, please click here. 

For the ACHD Quarantine Guidance, please click here.