All positive COVID-19 cases among BPS staff and students will be posted here. The following actions will take place for each positive case:
- The individual(s) in question will be quarantined from work/school until released to return by a healthcare professional.
- BPS will work closely with the Health Department to conduct contact tracing. Those individuals who are determined to have been in close contact with the COVID-19 positive individual(s) will be contacted by someone from the Health Department or BPS with additional guidance.
- The BPS facilities team will conduct additional, deep cleaning of the classroom, office, bus, or other space that was occupied by the COVID-19 positive individual(s) prior to it being reopened for staff and/or students. The cleaning will be performed in accordance with the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (“CDC”) guidelines.
On Friday, October 23, 2020, we were alerted to a positive case of COVID-19 in a individual at Beverly Elementary. The individual was in attendance at school on October 22, 2020 and was not displaying symptoms. Initial contact with the Oakland County Health Division (OCHD) took place October 23, 2020 and they are conducting an investigation.
On Friday, October 23 we were alerted to a probable positive case of COVID-19 in the Adult Transition Program. The individual was present in the ASD program on Thursday, October 22 and not displaying symptoms. The individual stayed home on Friday, October 23 when symptoms appeared. Initial contact with the Oakland County Health Division (OCHD) took place Friday, October 23 following the notification to us.
On October 15, 2020 we were alerted to a positive COVD-19 case at the French School of Detroit. The indivdual was present on October 9th, October 12th, October 13th, and October 14th, 2020. At this time, no students or staff members are considered to have been exposed due to the infection control practices and social distancing implemented.
On October 13, 2020, we were alerted to a positive COVID-19 case at Pierce Elementary. Symptoms began on Monday, Oct. 12 when the individual was not present in the school. Due to the onset of symptoms, OCHD has determined that no exposure has occurred at Pierce.
On October 7, 2020, we were alerted to a probable positive case of COVID-19 at Harlan Elementary. The individual was present on Monday, Oct. 5, and not displaying symptoms. The individual stayed home on Tuesday, Oct. 6 when symptoms appeared. COVID exposure can occur 48 hours prior to symptoms presenting. Initial contact with the Oakland County Health Division (OCHD) took place on Oct. 7 and the investigation yielded no exposure had occurred.
On October 2, 2020, we were alerted to a positive case of COVID-19 in an individual at Groves High School. This individual participated in the PSAT test administration that took place on campus yesterday and was also present at football practice Monday-Thursday of this week. They were asymptomatic but had a family member who tested positive, and therefore, went to be tested. The rapid test result was a positive test.