Recommendations & Requirements

  • Safety Protocols

    Students, teachers, and staff should wash hands before and after every event.

    • Phases 1-3:
      Not applicable
    • Phase 4:
      Recommended
    • Phase 5:
      Recommended
  • Safety Protocols

    Large scale assemblies of more than 50 students are suspended.

    • Phases 1-3:
      Not applicable
    • Phase 4:
      Recommended
    • Phase 5:
      Not applicable
  • Safety Protocols

    Off-site field trips that require bus transportation to an indoor location are suspended.

    • Phases 1-3:
      Not applicable
    • Phase 4:
      Recommended
    • Phase 5:
      Not applicable
  • Safety Protocols

    Recess should be conducted outside whenever possible with appropriate social distancing and cohorting of students. If more than one class is outside, students should wear facial coverings.

    • Phases 1-3:
      Not applicable
    • Phase 4:
      Recommended
    • Phase 5:
      Not applicable
  • Safety Protocols

    If possible, school-supplied meals should be delivered to classrooms with disposable utensils.

    • Phases 1-3:
      Not applicable
    • Phase 4:
      Recommended
    • Phase 5:
      Recommended
  • Safety Protocols
    Food Service, Gathering and Extracurricular Activities

    Phase 4: If cafeterias must be used, meal times should be staggered to create seating arrangements with six feet of distance between students.

    Phase 5: If cafeterias need to be used, meal times should be staggered to create seating arrangements with six feet of distance between students.

    • Phases 1-3:
      Not applicable
    • Phase 4:
      Recommended
    • Phase 5:
      Recommended
  • Safety Protocols
    Food Service, Gathering and Extracurricular Activities

    Phase 4: If possible, schools should offer telecasting of assemblies and other school-sanctioned events.

    Phase 5: Schools should offer telecasting of assemblies and other school-sanctioned events.

    • Phases 1-3:
      Not applicable
    • Phase 4:
      Recommended
    • Phase 5:
      Recommended
  • Safety Protocols
    Food Service, Gathering and Extracurricular Activities

    All gatherings, including those that occur outdoors (e.g., graduations) should comply with current and future executive orders that set caps on congregations of people.

    • Phases 1-3:
      Not applicable
    • Phase 4:
      Not applicable
    • Phase 5:
      Strongly recommended
  • Safety Protocols
    Food Service, Gathering and Extracurricular Activities

    If field trips occur, they should comply with transportation guidelines within this document, including mandatory facial covering.

    • Phases 1-3:
      Not applicable
    • Phase 4:
      Not applicable
    • Phase 5:
      Strongly recommended
  • Safety Protocols
    Food Service, Gathering and Extracurricular Activities

    Phase 4: Extracurricular activities may continue with the use of facial coverings.

    Phase 5: After-school programs may continue with the use of facial coverings.

    • Phases 1-3:
      Not applicable
    • Phase 4:
      Recommended
    • Phase 5:
      Recommended
  • Safety Protocols
    Athletics

    All athletics are suspended.

    • Phases 1-3:
      Required
    • Phase 4:
      Not applicable
    • Phase 5:
      Not applicable
  • Safety Protocols
    Athletics

    Comply with all guidance published by Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA) and the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS).All athletics are suspended.

    • Phases 1-3:
      Not applicable
    • Phase 4:
      Required
    • Phase 5:
      Not applicable
  • Safety Protocols
    Athletics

    Students, teachers, and staff must use proper hand hygiene techniques before and after every practice, event, or other gathering. Every participant should confirm that they are healthy and without any symptoms prior to any event.

    • Phases 1-3:
      Not applicable
    • Phase 4:
      Required
    • Phase 5:
      Strongly recommended
  • Safety Protocols
    Athletics

    All equipment must be disinfected before and after use.

    • Phases 1-3:
      Not applicable
    • Phase 4:
      Required
    • Phase 5:
      Strongly recommended
  • Safety Protocols
    Athletics

    Inter-school competitions may be held provided that, facial coverings are worn if school transportation is provided. Buses must be cleaned and disinfected before and after every use, as detailed in the subsequent “Busing and Student Transportation” section.

    • Phases 1-3:
      Not applicable
    • Phase 4:
      Required
    • Phase 5:
      Not applicable
  • Safety Protocols
    Athletics

    Spectators are allowed provided that facial coverings are used by observers and six feet of social distancing can be maintained at all times.
    Attention must given to entry and exit points to prevent crowding.

    • Phases 1-3:
      Not applicable
    • Phase 4:
      Required
    • Phase 5:
      Not applicable
  • Safety Protocols
    Athletics

    Each participant must use a clearly marked water bottle for individual use. There should be no sharing of this equipment.

    • Phases 1-3:
      Not applicable
    • Phase 4:
      Required
    • Phase 5:
      Strongly recommended
  • Safety Protocols
    Athletics

    Handshakes, fist bumps, and other unnecessary contact must not occur.

    • Phases 1-3:
      Not applicable
    • Phase 4:
      Required
    • Phase 5:
      Recommended
  • Safety Protocols
    Athletics

    Indoor weight rooms and physical conditioning activities that require shared equipment are suspended. Outdoor physical conditioning activities are allowed while maintaining social distancing.

    • Phases 1-3:
      Not applicable
    • Phase 4:
      Required
    • Phase 5:
      Not applicable
  • Safety Protocols
    Athletics

    Indoor weight rooms and physical conditioning activities are allowed. Social distancing of six feet between participants should be maintained while indoors and sharing equipment should be avoided.

    • Phases 1-3:
      Not applicable
    • Phase 4:
      Not applicable
    • Phase 5:
      Recommended
  • Safety Protocols
    Athletics

    Large scale indoor spectator events are suspended. Large scale outdoor spectator or stadium events are limited to 100 people, and people not part of the same household must maintain six feet of distance from one another.

    • Phases 1-3:
      Not applicable
    • Phase 4:
      Required
    • Phase 5:
      Not applicable
  • Safety Protocols
    Athletics

    Indoor spectator events are limited to 50 people. Large scale outdoor spectator or stadium events are limited to 250 people. Spectators not part of the same household must always maintain six feet of distance from one another.

    • Phases 1-3:
      Not applicable
    • Phase 4:
      Not applicable
    • Phase 5:
      Strongly recommended
  • Safety Protocols
    Athletics

    Buses must be cleaned and disinfected before and after every use, as detailed in the subsequent “Busing and Student Transportation” section.

    • Phases 1-3:
      Not applicable
    • Phase 4:
      Not applicable
    • Phase 5:
      Strongly recommended
  • Safety Protocols
    Cleaning

    Schools are closed for in-person instruction, and cleaning practices are adjusted to maintain school building functional order.

    • Phases 1-3:
      Required
    • Phase 4:
      Not applicable
    • Phase 5:
      Not applicable
  • Safety Protocols
    Cleaning

    Frequently touched surfaces including light switches, doors, benches, bathrooms, must undergo cleaning at least every four hours with either an EPA-approved disinfectant or diluted bleach solution.

    • Phases 1-3:
      Not applicable
    • Phase 4:
      Required
    • Phase 5:
      Strongly recommended