Greenhills is closely monitoring the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak.  All decisions are being made with the health and well-being of the Greenhills community as our priority and following recommendations from local and national public health officials. This page is intended to be a resource to help our community stay informed on how we are responding, and we will continue to update it as new information is released.

PLAN FOR RETURNING TO SCHOOL

Learn more about our plans for returning to school for the 2020-2021 school year here.
Return to In-School Instruction Procedures

RECENT COMMUNICATIONS

To protect the health of our school community and as required under 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 6, 2020, [insert school name] will use this webpage to provide public notice regarding any school-associated cases of COVID-19. Within 24 hours of being notified of a confirmed or probable case by the Washtenaw County Health Department (or a neighboring health department), this dashboard will be updated.

Note: This dashboard is not intended to provide notification of possible exposure. Individuals identified as close contacts of positive cases are contacted directedly by the Washtenaw County Health Department (or another health department) and given instructions to isolate or quarantine. Close contact means you have been face-to-face with an infectious person for 15 minutes or more.

COVID-19 School-Associated with Greenhills School
The following includes probable and confirmed cases among students, teachers, staff, or coaches who are 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. Please note case reports are preliminary and may change.

COVID-19 Community-Associated Cases Outside of Greenhills School
The following includes probably and confirmed cases among students, teachers, staff, or coaches who have not been on campus or at a school function under circumstances that may result in the transmission or contraction of COVID-19 during their infectious period. Please note case reports are preliminary and may change.

Greenhills School Response Actions
As a precaution, we will be disinfecting applicable areas of the school. This may include spraying classrooms, hallways, locker rooms, and common areas, as needed, with a sanitizer, along with other methods of disinfection.

Actions You Can Take
We recommend taking action to help limit the spread of COVID-19, even if staff members or students are not experiencing symptoms:

  • Wear a mask (covering mouth and nose) while in public places or if people who do not live with you must visit your home.
  • Practice social distancing (maintaining a distance of 6 feet apart).
  • Practice frequent handwashing (using soap for 20 seconds or hand sanitizer with 60% alcohol).
  • Follow capacity restrictions of social gatherings.
  • Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue or with the inside of your elbow and immediately wash your hands.
  • Stay home if you are sick; you can also get tested.
  • Answer the phone or call back promptly, if the health department contacts you. A contact tracer may be trying to reach you with important information.

This information does not mean you should quarantine or isolate. Individuals who were or are suspected to have been in close contact with a positive case will be notified by the Washtenaw County Health Department or school officials.

Thank you for understanding that, due to medical privacy laws, we are not able to release the names of the individuals with COVID-19. We will continue to communicate changes and updates with you. With your participation, we can maintain the safest learning environment possible.

If you have additional any questions, you can contact visit Washtenaw County Health Department’s COVID-19 webpages at www.washtenaw.org/covid19 or contact them at 734-544-6700 or L-wchdcontact@washtenaw.org. For answers to your COVID-19 questions, please call the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services COVID-19 Hotline at 888-535-6136 or visit Michigan.gov/Coronavirus.

Many colleges and universities are suspending campus visits. If you have college visits planned, please contact those schools directly before traveling. Many colleges and universities are offering a range of remote possibilities.

Preventing Illness

It is more important than ever that we all engage in practices that promote good health, which include washing hands regularly and getting enough sleep, as well as being vigilant about keeping students home from school if they are ill.

If your child exhibits fever, cough, shortness of breath, or flu-like symptoms, please don’t send them to school and contact your health provider. If your child develops such symptoms while at school, we will ask you to swiftly retrieve your child.