State identifies outbreaks at Michigan schools

More than 1,400 students and staff have been infected with the coronavirus.

State health officials Monday released information identifying new and ongoing outbreaks of COVID-19 at Michigan K-12 schools and some colleges and universities.

Officials decided to release specific school-related outbreak information every Monday after getting pressure from parents and media organizations.

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According to the data released Monday, as of September 10 there were 11 K-12 schools experiencing an outbreak of COVID-19. Just 33 students and staff were reported as having been infected.

The news is much more dire for colleges and universities. The data shows outbreaks at 16 schools with 1,379 infected staff and students.

There is only one school listed in Region 3, which covers most of southwest Michigan and includes Kalamazoo County. There are two students infected with COVID-19 at Thornapple Kellogg Middle School in Middleville in Barry County.

You can see the state’s school-related outbreak webpage here.

You can read more at Bridge Michigan.

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