Individuals should follow all state and local recommendations and requirements when traveling and seek medical attention and testing if they begin to develop symptoms before, during, and after travel. Additional information can be found on the CDC COVID-19 Travel page.BPS strongly encourages families to follow CDC guidelines around international and domestic travel, but will not require quarantining and testing to return to school following travel. Fully vaccinated individuals should follow mitigation measures, which may include wearing a mask, self-monitor for COVID-19 symptoms and get tested and isolate if they begin to develop symptoms. Individuals who are not fully vaccinated should get tested 1-3 days prior to travel, wear a mask and follow mitigation measures, get tested 3-5 days after travel, and self-quarantine for 7 days following travel.
Beginning Monday, February 28, 2022, masks are optional and strongly recommended in our facilities, in alignment with the Oakland County Health Division. BPS will align with the CDC changes and masks will no longer be required on our buses. At this time, our drivers will continue to wear masks. Masks will still be available for all students, if needed.
In all instances, BPS is committed to supporting warm and welcoming environments within our school communities. No individual should be subject to discrimination regarding their vaccination preference and choice to wear or not wear a mask.
COVID-19 Data SourcesBPS is monitoring federal, state, and local COVID-19 data weekly. The Oakland County Health Division (OCHD) releases a weekly report of COVID-19 data each week. Additional data can be found on the Oakland County COVID-19 map. State data, including MDHHS school-associated outbreaks, can be found on the State of Michigan website on the Coronavirus Michigan data page. In addition, the CDC provides daily updates on COVID-19 cases on their CDC COVID-19 Data Tracker page.BPS COVID-19 data can be found on the COVID-19 Public Notices page.
On Monday, August 16, 2021, BPS provided a COVID-19 mitigation update for Fall 2021. For more information, please see the COVID-19 update email here.