• March 1, 2022

    Last Evening, the Haslett Board of Education voted to rescind their resolution passed on August 9, 2021 requiring masks be worn during the school day for students, staff, teachers, and visitors in all district buildings. Effective Wednesday March 2, 2022, masks will no longer be required.

     This decision was based on recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS), and the Ingham County Health Department (ICHD). All three agencies have dropped their mask recommendation, regardless of vaccination status. Removing the mask mandate does not change the district’s responsibility to follow the required ICHD protocols for those individuals who contract Covid-19 or are in close contact of someone who tested positive for Covid-19. The following protocols are listed below:

     

    COVID Situation

    Vaccination Status

    Isolation/Quarantine Requirement

    Return Requirement

    Mask Requirement

    Positive Case

    Vaccinated

    OR

    Unvaccinated

     

    Isolate 5 days at home (day 0 is day symptoms begin or day of positive test)

    Return on days

    6-10 (if symptoms have improved and fever free for 24 hours)

    Mask MUST be worn on days 6-10

    Close Contact

    Vaccinated

    OR

    Tested positive for COVID in the past 90 days

     

    N/A

    Test 5 days after exposure (encouraged)

    Mask MUST be worn for 10 days

    Close Contact

    Unvaccinated

    Test to Stay

    (day 0 is exposure, test on days 3 and 5)

    Return on days

     1-10

    (monitor symptoms for 10 days)

    Mask MUST be worn for 10 days

    Close Contact

    Unvaccinated

    Unwilling to

    “Test to Stay”

    Home quarantine for days 1-5

    (monitor symptoms for 10 days)

    Mask MUST be worn on days 6-10

    Masks are also NOT required on school buses (CDC change)

     We understand that this change may cause relief for some and anxiety for others. Individuals still have the option to wear masks if they so choose. We will continue to support the individual choice our staff, students, or parents make for themselves and their families. The district will continue to follow recommendations issued by the CDC, MDHHS, and the ICHD and will continue to inform the community as we  monitor these recommendations in the future. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding as we continue to manage Covid-19 in our district.

    Steven L. Cook
    Superintendent of Schools