MDHHS Rescinds School COVID Reporting Requirements

In October 2020, then Michigan Department of Health and Human Services director Robert Gordon issued an epidemic order that required all schools to publicly post confirmed school-associated cases of COVID.  MDHHS has rescinded this order.  

Schools will proceed with regular communicable diseases reporting that has always been required under Michigan Administrative Code.  This includes reporting confirmed and suspected COVID cases to the appropriate local health department.  

MDHHS also released an updated guidance document regarding schools and local public health coordination.  

Finally, MDHHS updated their Isolation and Quarantine Guidance. This guidance includes school settings.  Please be sure to read through the updated guidance in its entirety here.   Below is a summary infographic.

Tom Livezey

MDHHS Guidance