Howard Elementary School

Message from Dearborn Schools Nurses

Hello All,

Throughout this past year we have come to learn that guidance and protocols on how we address COVID-19 can change frequently and even vary between the CDC, Michigan Department of Health, and Wayne County Health.  

In order for us to have consistency in our protocols we have always followed the guidance of the Wayne County Health Department as they have the best barometer on local conditions.  

With that said, Wayne County Health has reviewed a recommendation from the Michigan Department of Health and agrees with the State in moving back to a 14 day quarantine for those identified as a Close Contact. This is a change from the current 10 day quarantine.  

There are no other changes and the definitions of a Close Contact remain the same. The only change is that a person identified as a Close Contact will now need to quarantine for 14 days rather than 10.