See The Number Of New Coronavirus Outbreaks At Michigan Schools

Joey Oliver
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MICHIGAN — More than 200 students at Michigan State University have tested positive for the coronavirus, according to data released by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. The data released Monday shows school names and the number of cases at each institution for schools and universities across the state.

Michigan State reported the highest number of cumulative cases with 203 students having tested positive, according to the data. The second highest total was 28 students testing positive at Ferris State University in Big Rapids.

Six students and staff tested positive at Luce Road Elementary in Gratiot County. The school had the highest number of cumulative cases among the new data released Monday.

Below are the outbreaks at Michigan schools reported today:

County

School

City

Grades

Cases

Staff, Students, Both

Gratiot

Luce Road Elementary - Alma Public Schools

Alma

Pre-school - elementary

6

Both

Jackson

Keicher Elementary

Michigan Center

Pre-school - elementary

2

Staff

Saginaw

Arrowwood Elementary

Saginaw

Pre-school - elementary

4

Staff

Kent

Parkside Elementary

Rockford

Pre-school - elementary

2

Staff

Barry

Thornapple Kellogg Middle School

Middleville

Junior high/middle school

2

Students

Mecosta

Ferris State University

Big Rapids

College - undergraduate

28

Students

Ingham

MSU

East Lansing

College - undergraduate

203

Students

Saginaw

Saginaw Valley State University

University Center

College - undergraduate

2

Students

Kent

Aquinas College

East Grand Rapids

College - undergraduate

3

Students

Kent

Davenport University

Grand Rapids

College - undergraduate

6

Students

Houghton

Michigan Technological University

Houghton

College - undergraduate

15

Students

Houghton

Michigan Technological University

Houghton

College - undergraduate

5

Students

Houghton

Michigan Technological University

Houghton

College - undergraduate

5

Students

Houghton

Michigan Technological University

Houghton

College - undergraduate

3

Students

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MDHHS began posting school outbreak information Monday, including school names and the number of cases, in an effort to provide accurate and timely information about COVID-19 in Michigan schools.

Data on COVID-19 outbreaks is being collected from the 45 local health departments across the state weekly. A COVID-19 outbreak is defined as two or more cases with a link by place and time indicating a shared exposure outside of a household.

“Parents and students should know that if their school is listed, their local health department and school are already investigating. Based on that investigation, people are contacted individually if they were possibly exposed to COVID-19 at school,” said Dr. Joneigh Khaldun, chief medical executive and chief deputy for health. “Michigan schools are working hard to maintain a safe environment while also providing quality education.”

The information includes K-12, college and university school name, address, number of cases and if the cases involved staff, students or both. Students or staff exposed to COVID-19 outside the school building and are not thought to have spread the virus in the school due to quarantine or self-isolation are not included in the data.

Many factors, including the lack of ability to conduct effective contact tracing in certain settings, may result in underreporting of outbreaks, MDHHS said. This information does not provide a complete picture of school outbreaks in Michigan and the absence of identified outbreaks in a school does not mean it is not experiencing an outbreak.

Ongoing Coronavirus Outbreaks

More than 430 students have tested positive for the coronavirus at Grand Valley State University, which is the highest number of cases at a Michigan institution.

Over 220 have been reported at Adrian College. More than 270 have been reported at Central Michigan University.

Below is a breakdown of ongoing coronavirus outbreaks at Michigan schools:

County

School

City

Grades

Cases

Staff, Students, or Both

Oakland

Oakland Christian Elementary School

Auburn Hills

Pre-school - elementary

4

Both

Shiawassee

Bright Beginnings

Morrice

Pre-school - elementary

3

Students

Oakland

Birmingham Groves Big Brother Big Sister Program

NA

High school

2

Students

Oakland

Notre Dame Preparatory School

Pontiac

High school

3

Students

Ottawa

Jenison High School

Jenison

High school

2

Both

St. Clair

St. Clair County RESA

Marysville

High school

3

Staff

Isabella

Central Michigan University

Mount Pleasant

College - undergraduate

271

Students

Kent

Calvin University

Grand Rapids

College - undergraduate

11

Both

Lenawee

Adrian College

Adrian

College - undergraduate

229

Both

Midland

Northwood University

Midland

College - undergraduate

35

Students

Ottawa

Grand Valley State University

Allendale

College - undergraduate

438

Students

Ottawa

Hope College

Holland

College - undergraduate

11

Students

St. Clair

The Culinary Institute of Michigan - Port Huron

Port Huron

College - undergraduate

2

Students

Washtenaw

University of Michigan

Ann Arbor

College - undergraduate

77

Students

Washtenaw

Eastern Michigan University

Ypsilanti

College - undergraduate

19

Students

Houghton

Michigan Technological University

Houghton

College - undergraduate

4

Students

Houghton

Michigan Technological University

Houghton

College - undergraduate

3

Students

Lenawee

Siena Heights University

Adrian

College - graduate

9

Students


This article originally appeared on the Detroit Patch