ANN ARBOR, MI – School administrators have signed a joint letter with the Washtenaw County Health Department urging the broader community to continue preventing the spread of COVID-19 so children can get back to face-to-face learning.
The letter was signed by the leaders of 29 public, charter, private and independent schools across Washtenaw County.
“As we return to face-to-face instruction, we want to be sure we are prioritizing the health and safety of our students, families, and staff,” Washtenaw Intermediate School District Interim Superintendent Naomi Norman said in a news release. “With over 50,000 students and 15,000 staff across our schools, health and safety is of utmost importance.
“When schools need to unexpectedly transition from open to closed to open again due to positive COVID-19 cases, it puts a burden on students, families, staff and our broader community. We are taking safety very seriously by providing remote options and enacting