3 Schools Closed, 1 Moved to Remote Learning Due to COVID-19 Cases

Three Northern Michigan Schools and one special education center are closed Monday—all due to confirmed COVID-19 cases.

And another school has been moved to remote learning.

Two schools are closing in Mecosta County: they are Morley Stanwood High School and all of Big Rapids Public Schools.

Harrison Community Schools says it’s middle school is not just closed Monday, students are learning remotely all week.

Big Rapids informed parents with this notice on Sunday. It says Monday will be used to contact trace and deep clean after the health department informed staff of “a couple more positive COVID-19 cases.”

And Morley Stanwood High School will be closed Monday after someone tested positive. The superintendent tells us students will be able to find their homework assignments on Google Classroom. Just last week, the Morley Stanwood was closed after some staff had to quarantine and there weren’t enough substitute teachers.

Manistee Schools say a high school student has also tested positive for COVID-19.

The district says they will thoroughly sanitize the middle/high school building and work with the health department to contact trace and identify close contacts.

Just last week, a Kennedy Elementary staff member tested positive. The district closed the elementary school through Oct. 23.

*A previous version incorrectly stated the Wexford-Missaukee ISD Career Tech Center in Cadillac was closed. It’s actually the special education center, which says it closing “all center-based programs” Monday after a transportation-related possible exposure.


Categories: Coronavirus, Coronavirus Cases