REPORTING

To protect the health of our School Community and per the Emergency Order issued by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) Reporting of Confirmed and Probable Cases of COVID-19 at Schools on October 12, 2020, The Ionia Intermediate School District (IISD) will use this webpage to provide Public Notice to our School Community regarding School Associated Cases of COVID-19. Within 24 hours of being notified of a School Associated Case by the Ionia County Health Department this dashboard will be updated to include new and cumulative COVID-19 case counts. Individuals identified as Close Contacts of School Associated Cases will be notified separately and directly by their local health department.

PREPAREDNESS, RESPONSE AND EXTENDED LEARNING PLAN INFORMATION

Ionia ISD COVID-19 Extended Learning Plan (September 28,2020)

Extended Learning Plan Confirmation Forms

 

INFORMATIONAL RESOURCES

Ionia County Health Department (ICHD)

Sparrow Health Care

Spectrum Health

Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS)

Michigan Department of Education (MDE)

Center for Disease Controls (CDC)

World Health Organization (WHO)

 

IONIA COUNTY SCHOOLS LEARNING PLANS

Belding Area Schools

Ionia Public Schools

Lakewood Public Schools

Portland Public Schools

Saranac Community Schools

Coon School

Haynor School

North LeValley School

 

PERSONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY BEST PRACTICES

While a new type of illness can be scary, we can protect our students, teachers, and the broader community by using simple everyday actions that protect people from other types of respiratory viruses. Our staff are working carefully to encourage these simple and effective habits:

  • Stay informed regarding executive orders on restricted activities.  Follow updates from the Ionia County health Department, MDHHS and CDC for the latest information. 

  • Practice safe social distancing and wear a mask. Wearing a mask is shown to be highly effective in preventing the spread of COVID-19 and is currently required by state law in indoor public spaces and large outdoor gatherings.

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth. Retain a social space between yourself and others.

  • Cover coughs and sneezes. Use a tissue to cover coughs and sneezes, then dispose of the tissue. When a tissue is not available, cough or sneeze into your elbow.

  • Clean and disinfect surfaces or objects. Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces at home, work or school, especially when someone is ill. Find additional CDC resources on how to clean and disinfect schools here.

  • Wash hands for 20 seconds. Washing hands often under clean, running water can help prevent the spread of germs. For more guidance see the CDC: When and How to Wash Your Hands. If you cannot wash your hands, use alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60-95% alcohol.

  • Symptoms of COVID-19 may be mild or severe and include:

    • Fever

    • Cough

    • Shortness of breath