Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) Director Robert Gordon issued an Emergency Order requiring K-12 schools to provide public notice to the school community about probable and confirmed cases of COVID-19 within 24 hours. The new order went into effect Oct. 12, 2020.
During the 2020-2021 school year, NCSD has been informed by the Oakland County Health Division of 17 total positive School Associated Cases of COVID-19 this year. That total is amongst students, teachers, staff members, volunteers, or any other person who was present on school property or at a school function under circumstances that may result in the transmission or contraction of COVID-19 during their infectious period.
The novel coronovirus (COVID-19) is a respiratory disease that can result in serious illness or death. In an effort to protect our students and staff and per the Emergency Order issued by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services on Oct. 6, 2020, the Novi Community School District will provide Public Notice to our school community regarding School Associated Cases of COVID-19.
Within 24 hour of notification of a School Associated Case by the Oakland County Health Division, this dashboard will be updated to include new and weekly COVID-19 case counts. Oakland County Health Division will notify those considered to be in close contact with anyone in a School Associated Case.
Except for circumstances in which NCSD is legally required to report classroom and building site occurrences of communicable disease, the confidentiality of all medical conditions will be maintained in accordance with applicable law and to the extent practical under the circumstances. When it is required, the number of persons who will be informed that an unnamed staff member or student has tested positive will be kept to the minimum needed to comply with reporting requirements and to limit the potential for transmission to others.
NCSD reserves the right to conduct contact tracing in order to inform the staff members, families of students, or visitors that an unnamed person has been diagnosed with COVID-19 if the staff members or students might have been exposed to the disease, so the staff member or student may take measures to protect their own health. NCSD also reserves the right to inform staff members, families of students, or visitors that an unnamed person has been diagnosed with COVID-19 if they might have been exposed to the disease, so those individuals may take measures to protect their own health.
Novi Community School District is asking everyone (staff, students, parents, and community members) to help with our prevention efforts while participating in any of our programs. In order to minimize the spread of COVID-19 at school, everyone must play their part.
Please review the NCSD Prevention and Response Plan to see out mitigation strategies.
Everyone must follow the district procedures and policies. In addition, everyone is expected to report to the District if they are experiencing signs or symptoms of COVID-19, as described below. If you have a specific question about this Plan or COVID-19, please ask your program Administrator. If they cannot answer the question, please contact Dr. Steve Matthews, Superintendent, or Sheila Holly, Executive Assistant to the Superintendent.
Actions you can take to limit the spread of COVID-19
- Frequently wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. When soap and running water are unavailable, use an alcohol-based hand rub with at least 60% alcohol.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands.
- Follow appropriate respiratory etiquette, which includes covering for coughs and sneezes and wearing a non - surgical cloth or disposable face mask that covers your mouth and nose when in public spaces.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Practice social distancing (six feet apart).
- STAY HOME IF YOU HAVE SYMPTOMS
- Answer the phone if you are contacted by the Oakland County Health Division, who may be trying to reach you with important contact tracing information.