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COVID-19 Updates

TESTING POSITIVE / EXPOSED TO COVID / QUARANTINE INFORMATION
Please keep your child home from school and contact us immediately if:
  • you have tested positive for COVID-19,
  • have been asked to quarantine, or
  • are awaiting test results.
Call Jamielynne Commissaris, at our district administration office at 269-694-7913.
COVID-19 CASES OF THOSE WHO ATTEND, WORK AT OPS
Below you will find information on the latest positive and probable cases of COVID-19. As we learn of cases, we will send a letter to families through email. This information is shared within 24 hours after receiving notification. This reporting requirement went into effect on October 12, 2020.
 
This data may include probable (those in quarantine who develop symptoms but have not been tested) and confirmed cases among students, staff, administration, coaches, or visitors, if the person with COVID-19 was in the building or participating in a school-sponsored function during their infectious period.

COVID-19 updates for the 2021-22 School Year

Superintendent Updates

 
Testing/Screening
  • Students and staff are no longer required to sign a screening agreement, however, we ask that parents remain vigilant to their child’s health and keep students home who are sick. 
  • Athletes do not need to get weekly COVID tests
 
Masks
  • As of 9/30/21 at 5:00 p.m., face masks will no longer be required for students in grades K-6 due to the Allegan County Health Department rescinding its Public Health Order. Face masks will still be required on school buses.
  • The Allegan County Health Department updated its Order on August 31, 2021
  • As of 8/18/21, masks will be required, per a health order from the Allegan and Kalamazoo County Health Departments, for all students in grades K-6 and any staff or students that are in the same indoor school spaces as kids in those grades during school day hours.
  • As of 8/18/21, masks are required for all school transportation riders and drivers, Kindergarten through 12th grade.
  • You can view the Superintendent's 8/18/21 Update with links to both health departments as well here: 8/18 COVID update
  • For mask guidance and what is acceptable for wear, please see this guidance from the CDC
 
Cleaning/Safety
  • Many of our cleaning practices put in place last year will remain in place to improve air quality and encourage students to practice good hygiene.  
 
Positive cases
  • School districts will continue, per health order, to inform families of positive cases in their child's building with a letter, sent via email.
  • We will report all positive cases to the local health departments for follow up and contact tracing.
 
If positive cases rise within a building or the district, the Allegan County Health Department may issue an order to help mitigate the spread. We will keep parents informed of any updates as they take place through district announcements and building newsletters.
Positive and Probable Cases for the 2021-22 School Year
 
Date School Building # New Cases # Total Positive Cases
(for 2021-22 school yr)
# Total Probable Cases Letter to families
1/14/22
High School 4 109   1/14 Letter
 
Washington Street Elem. 3 (2+, 1 probable) 67 12 1/14 Letter
 
Middle School 3 88   1/14 Letter
1/13/22
High School 2 105   1/13 Letter
 
Dix Street Elementary 3 49   1/13 Letter
 
Alamo Elementary 2 37   1/13 Letter
 
Middle School 6 85   1/13 Letter
 
Washington Street Elem. 1 65   1/13 Letter
1/12/22
High School 9 (8+, 1 probable) 103 12 1/12 Letter
 
Washington Street Elem. 1 64   1/12 Letter
 
Middle School 3 79   1/12 Letter
 
Dix Street Elem. 2 46   1/12 Letter
1/11/22
High School 5 (4+, 1 probable) 95 11 1/11 Letter
 
Middle School 2 76   1/11 Letter
 
Washington Street Elem. 4 63   1/11 Letter
 
Dix Street Elementary 1 44   1/11 Letter
1/10/22
Alamo Elementary 3 35   1/10 Letter
 
Middle School 8 (7+, 1 probable) 74   1/10 Letter
 
High School 7 (6+, 1 probable) 91   1/10 Letter
 
Washington Street Elem. 3 59   1/10 Letter
 
Dix Street Elem. 2 43   1/10 Letter
1/7/22
High School 1 85   1/7 Letter
 
Washington Street Elem. 2 56   1/7 Letter
 
Middle School 1 66   1/7 Letter
1/6/22
High School 2 84   1/6 Letter
1/5/22
Dix Street Elementary 1 probable   7 1/5 Letter
 
High School 3 82   1/5 Letter
 
Middle School 1 probable   4 1/5 Letter
 
Washington Street Elem. 2 54   1/5 Letter
1/4/22
Middle School 2 65   1/4 Letter
 
High School 3 (1+, 2 probable) 79 10 1/4 Letter
1/3/22
Washington Street Elem. 5 (3+, 2 probable) 52 11 1/3 Letter
 
Early Childhood Education Ctr. 3 9   1/3 Letter
 
Middle School 3 (2+, 1 probable) 63 3 1/3 Letter
 
High School 2 78   1/3 Letter
 
Dix Street Elementary 2 (1+, 1 probable) 41 6 1/3 Letter
 
Alamo Elementary 1 32   1/3 Letter
12/29/21
Early Childhood Education Ctr. 1 probable   2 12/29 Letter
12/27/21
Washington Street Elem. 1 49   12/27 Letter
12/20/21
High School 2 76   12/20 Letter
12/16/21
Alamo Elementary 1 31   12/16 Letter
 
Washington Street Elem. 1 48   12/16 Letter
 
Dix Street Elem. 1 40   12/16 Letter
 
High School 1 74   12/16 Letter
12/15/21
Middle School 1 61   12/15 Letter
12/13/21
Washington Street Elem. 1 47   12/13 Letter
 
Dix Street Elem. 1 39   12/13 Letter
12/10/21
Dix Street Elem. 1 38   12/10 Letter
 
Washington Street Elem. 1 probable   9 12/10 Letter
12/9/21
Early Childhood Education Ctr. 1 probable   1 12/9 Letter
 
High School 2 (1+, 1 probable) 73 8 12/9 Letter
12/8/21
High School 2 72   12/8 Letter
 
Middle School 1 60   12/8 Letter
 
Washington Street Elem. 1 46   12/8 Letter
12/7/21
High School 1 70   12/7 Letter
 
Washington Street Elem. 1 probable   8 12/7 Letter
12/6/21
Washington Street Elem. 3 (2+, 1 probable) 47 7 12/6 Letter
 
Middle School 1 59   12/6 Letter
 
High School 4 (3+, 1 probable) 69 7 12/6 Letter
12/3/21
Dix Street Elementary 1 37   12/3 Letter
 
Washington Street Elem. 2 probable   6 12/3 Letter
12/2/21
High School 1 66   12/2 Letter
 
Washington Street Elem. 1 45   12/2 Letter
 
Alamo Elementary 1 30   12/2 Letter
12/1/21
Washington Street Elem. 2 44   12/1 Letter
11/30/21
High School 1 65   11/30 Letter
 
Alamo Elementary 1 29   11/30 Letter
11/29/21
Dix Street Elementary 1 36   11/29 Letter
 
Early Childhood Education Ctr. 1 8   11/29 Letter
 
West Campus HS 1 3   11/29 Letter
 
Alamo Elementary 2 28   11/29 Letter
 
High School 3 64   11/29 Letter
 
Washington Street Elem. 4 42   11/29 Letter
 
Middle School 4 (3+, 1 probable) 58 2 11/29 Letter
11/26/21
Washington Street Elem. 1 probable   4 11/26 Letter
 
High School 1 61   11/26 Letter
 
Dix Street Elementary 1 35   11/26 Letter
11/24/21
Alamo Elementary 2 (1+, 1 probable) 26 2 11/24 Letter
11/23/21
Early Childhood Educ. Ctr. 1 7   11/23 Letter
 
High School 1 60   11/23 Letter
 
Middle School 1 55   11/23 Letter
11/22/21
Middle School 1 54   11/22 Letter
 
High School 1 59   11/22 Letter
 
Dix Street Elementary 1 34   11/22 Letter
 
Washington Street Elem. 1 38   11/22 Letter
11/19/21
Alamo Elementary 1 25   11/19 Letter
11/18/21
High School 1 59   11/18 Letter
 
Alamo Elementary
1 24   11/18 Letter
 
Dix Street Elem.
2 33   11/18 Letter
11/17/21
Middle School
4 53   11/17 Letter
 
West Campus HS
1 2   11/17 Letter
 
High School
2 (1+, 1 probable) 58 6 11/17 Letter
 
Alamo Elementary
1 23   11/17 Letter
 
Washington Street Elem.
4 (3+, 1 probable) 37 4 11/17 Letter
11/16/21
Middle School
1 49   11/16 Letter
 
High School
4 57   11/16 Letter
 
Alamo Elementary
2 22   11/16 Letter
11/15/21
Alamo Elementary
2 20   11/15 Letter
 
Washington Street Elem.
3 34   11/15 Letter
 
High School
4 53   11/15 Letter
 
Middle School
4 48   11/15 Letter
11/12/21
Middle School
1 44   11/12 Letter
 
High School 2 49   11/12 Letter
11/11/21
Middle School 2 43   11/11 Letter
 
High School 1 47   11/11 Letter
 
Alamo Elementary 2 18   11/11 Letter
11/10/21
Middle School 3 41   11/10 Letter
 
High School 1 46   11/10 Letter
 
Dix Street Elementary 1 31   11/10 Letter
 
Alamo Elementary 1 16   11/10 Letter
11/9/21
High School 2 (1+, 1 probable) 45 5 11/9 Letter
 
Middle School 4 38   11/9 Letter
 
Washington Street Elem. 2 31   11/9 Letter
 
Early Childhood Education Ctr. 1 6   11/9 Letter
 
Alamo Elementary 1 15   11/9 Letter
11/8/21
Middle School 3 (2+, 1 probable) 34 1 11/8 Letter
 
High School 1 44   11/8 Letter
 
Early Childhood Education Ctr. 1 5   11/8 Letter
 
Dix Street Elementary 1 30   11/8 Letter
 
Washington Street Elem. 2 (1+, 1 probable) 29 3 11/8 Letter
11/5/21
High School 2 (1+, 1 probable) 43 4 11/5 Letter
 
Middle School 3 32   11/5 Letter
 
Dix Street Elem. 1 29   11/5 Letter
 
Washington Street Elem. 4 28   11/5 Letter
11/4/21
High School 1 42   11/4 Letter
  Washington Street Elem. 1 24   11/4 Letter
  Middle School 2 29   11/4 Letter
11/3/21 West Campus HS 1 1   11/3 Letter
  Washington Street Elem. 3 (1+, 2 probable) 23 2 11/3 Letter
  Dix Street Elem. 2 (1+, 1 probable) 28 5 11/3 Letter
  Middle School 1 27   11/3 Letter
  High School 2 41   11/3 Letter
11/2/21 Middle School 2 26   11/2 Letter
  Dix Street 2 27   11/2 Letter
  High School 3 39   11/2 Letter
11/1 Alamo Elementary 2 (1+, 1 probable) 14 1 11/1 Letter
  Otsego Middle School 1 24   11/1 Letter
10/28/21 Alamo Elementary 1 13   10/28 Letter
  Otsego High School 2 (1+, 1 probable) 36 3 10/28 Letter
10/27/21 Otsego High School 4 35   10/27 Letter
  Alamo Elementary 1 12   10/27 Letter
  Washington Street Elem. 1 22   10/27 Letter
  Otsego Middle School 1 23   10/27 Letter
  Dix Street Elem. 3 25   10/27 Letter
10/26/21 Otsego High School 6 (5+, 1 probable) 31 2 10/26 Letter
10/26/21 Otsego Middle School 1 22   10/26 Letter
10/26/21 Washington Street Elem. 1 21   10/26 Letter
10/26/21 Alamo Elementary 2 11   10/26 Letter
10/25/21 Otsego High School 2 26   10/25 Letter
10/25/21 Otsego Middle School 3 21   10/25 Letter
10/25/21 Dix Street Elementary 2 (1+, 1 probable) 22 4 10/25 Letter
10/25/21 Alamo Elementary 2 9   10/25 Letter
10/25/21 Early Childhood Education Ctr. 1 4   10/25 Letter
10/22/21 Otsego High School 2 24   10/22 Letter
10/22/21 Dix Street Elementary 4 21   10/22 Letter
10/22/21 Washington Street Elem. 1 20   10/22 Letter
10/21/21 Dix Street Elementary 1 17   10/21 Letter
10/21/21 Otsego High School 1 22   10/21 Letter
10/20/21 Otsego Middle School 3 18   10/20 Letter
10/20/21 Otsego High School 2 21   10/20 Letter
10/20/21 Alamo Elementary 2 7   10/20 Letter
10/18/21 Otsego High School 3 (2+, 1 probable) 19 1 10/18 Letter
10/18/21 Otsego Middle School 4 15   10/18 Letter
10/18/21 Early Childhood Educ. Ctr. 1 3   10/18 Letter
10/18/21 Dix Street Elem. 5 (3+, 2 probable) 16 3 10/18 Letter
10/15/21 Otsego High School 1 17   10/15 Letter
10/15/21 Alamo Elementary 1 5   10/15 Letter
10/15/21 Washington Street Elem. 1 19   10/15 Letter
10/15/21 Dix Street Elementary 3 13   10/15 Letter
10/14/21 Dix Street Elementary 4 10   10/14 Letter
10/14/21 Washington Street Elem. 4 189   10/14 Letter
10/13/21 Dix Street Elementary 1 6   10/13 Letter
10/13/21 Washington Street Elem. 1 14   10/13 Letter
10/13/21 Otsego High School 1 16   10/13 Letter
10/12/21 Dix Street Elementary 1 5   10/12 Letter
10/12/21 Alamo Elementary 1 4   10/12 Letter
10/12/21 Otsego High School 5 15   10/12 Letter
10/11/21 Dix Street Elementary 4   10/11 Letter
10/8/21 Otsego Middle School 1 11   10/8 Letter
10/8/21 Washington Street Elm. 1 13   10/8 Letter
10/11/21 Early Childhood Education Ctr. 1 2   10/11 Letter
10/7/21 Otsego High School 1 10   10/7 Letter
10/7/21 Otsego Middle School 1 10   10/7 Letter
10/6/21 Dix Street Elementary 1   1 10/6 Letter
10/4/21 Alamo Elementary 2 3   10/4 Letter
10/4/21 Otsego High School 1 9   10/4 Letter
10/4/21 Otsego Middle School 1 9   10/4 Letter
10/4/21 Washington Street Elem. 3 12   10/4 Letter
10/3/21 Washington Street Elem. 1 9   10/3 Letter
10/1/21 Otsego Middle School 1 8   10/1 Letter
9/30/21 Otsego High School 1 8   9/30 Letter
9/30/21 Otsego Middle School 1 7   9/30 Letter
9/30/21 Dix Street Elementary 1 3   9/30 Letter
9/29/21 Washington Street Elem. 2 8   9/30 Letter
9/28/21 Washington Street Elem. 3 6   9/28 Letter
9/28/21 Otsego High School 2 7   9/28 Letter
9/27/21 Washington Street Elem. 1 3   9/27 Letter
9/27/21 Dix Street Elementary 1 2   9/27 Letter
9/24/21 Otsego High School 2 5   9/24 Letter
9/20/21 Otsego Middle School 1 6   9/20 Letter
9/17/21 Dix Street Elementary 1 1   9/17 Letter
9/17/21 Otsego High School 1 3   9/17 Letter
9/17/21 Otsego Middle School 2 5   9/17 Letter
9/17/21 Washington Street Elem.  2 2   9/17 Letter
9/16/21 Otsego Middle School 1 3   9/16 Letter
9/10/21 Otsego Middle School 1 2   9/10 Letter
9/9/21 West Campus High School 1 1   9/9 Letter
9/9/21 Alamo Elementary 1 1   9/9 Letter
9/2/21 Otsego High School 1 2   9/2 Letter
9/1/21 Otsego High School 1 1   9/1 Letter
8/19/21 Early Childhood Education Center 1 1   8/19 Letter
8/19/21 Otsego Middle School 1 1   8/19 Letter
Positive and Probable Cases beginning January 2021
 
Date Notified (if new)
School Building # New Cases Cumulative Positive Cases (since Oct. 11) New Probable Cases Letter Sent to Families
5/22/21 Otsego High School 2 61  
5/20/21 Dix Street Elementary 1 18  
5/17/21 Otsego High School 2 59  
5/17/21 Otsego Middle School 1 41  
5/13/21 Otsego High School 1 57  
5/11/21 Otsego High School 1 56  
5/6/21 Otsego Middle School 1 40  
5/3/21 Otsego High School 1 55  
5/3/21 Alamo Elementary 2 8  
5/1/21 Alamo Elementary 1 6  
4/29/21 Otsego Middle School 1 39  
4/27/21 Otsego Middle School 1 38  
4/26/21 Otsego Middle School 1 37  
4/26/21 Otsego High School 3 54  
4/22/21 Otsego High School 1 51  
4/20/21 Otsego High School     1
4/19/21 Otsego Middle School 2 36  
4/19/21 Alamo Elementary 1 5  
4/17/21 Otsego High School 1 50  
4/17/21 Dix Street Elementary 2 17  
4/16/21 Otsego Middle School 1 34  
4/15/21 Otsego High School 3 49  
4/15/21 Otsego Middle School 2 33  
4/14/21 Washington Street Elem. 1 13 1
4/14/21 Dix Street Elementary 2 15  
4/14/21 Learn 'n Grow ECEC 1 6  
4/14/21 Otsego Middle School 1 31  
4/12/21 Washington Street Elem. 1 12  
4/12/21 Otsego Middle School 3 30  
4/12/21 Otsego High School 4 46  
4/10/21 Learn 'n Grow ECEC 1 4  
4/9/21 Otsego Middle School 3 27  
4/9/21 Otsego High School 1 42  
4/9/21 Dix Street Elementary 2 13  
4/8/21 Otsego High School 3 41  
4/8/21 Washington Street Elem. 1 11  
4/7/21 Otsego Middle School 1 24  
4/7/21 Otsego High School 2 38  
4/6/21 Dix Street Elementary 1 11  
4/6/21 Washington Street Elem. 1 10  
4/5/21 Washington Street Elem. 1 9  
4/5/21 Otsego High School 2 36  
4/5/21 Otsego Middle School 2 23  
4/3/21 Otsego High School 1 34  
4/2/21 Otsego High School 2 33  
3/31/21 Otsego Middle School 1 21  
3/31/21 Otsego High School 2 31  
3/30/21 Otsego High School 2 29  
3/29/21 Otsego High School 1 27  
3/26/21 Otsego High School 1 26  
3/26/21 Otsego Middle School 3 19  
3/26/21 Dix Street Elementary 2 10  
         
 
3/23/21 Washington Street Elem. 1 9  
3/23/21 Alamo Elementary     2
3/23/21 Otsego Middle School 1 17  
3/23/21 Otsego High School 1 25 2
3/22/21 Alamo Elementary 1 2  
3/22/21 Washington Street Elem. 1 8  
3/20/21 Washington Street Elem.     1
3/20/21 Otsego Middle School 1 15  
3/18/21 Alamo Elementary     1
3/18/21 Otsego Middle School     1
3/14/21 Dix Street Elementary 1 8  
3/8/21 Dix Street Elementary     2
3/6/21 Otsego High School 1 22  
3/3/21 Otsego High School 1 21  
3/1/21 Otsego Middle School 1 14  
2/25/21 Otsego Middle School 1 13  
2/25/21 Dix Street Elementary 1 7  
2/25/21 Learn 'n Grow ECEC 1 3  
2/23/21 Otsego Middle School 1 12  
2/22/21 Washington Street Elem. 1 6 1
2/12/21 High School 1 20  
1/26/21 Middle School 1 11  
1/22/21 High School     1
1/18/21 High School 1 19  
1/18/21 High School - correction -1 18  
Notice included in letter above.
1/12/21 High School 1 19  
1/11/21 High School 1 18  
1/8/21 High School 1 17  
1/7/21 High School     1
1/6/21 Middle School 1 10  
1/6/21 Washington Street Elementary 1 5  
1/5/21 Dix Street Elementary 1 6  
 
Date Notified (if new) School Building # New Cases Cumulative Positive Cases (since October 11) New Probable Cases Letter Sent to Families
10/13/20 Washington Street Elementary 1 1   10/13 letter
10/13/20 High School 1 3   10/13 Letter
10/16/20 High School 1 4   10/16 Letter
10/16/20 Middle School 1 1   10/16 Letter
10/16/20 Alamo Elementary 1 1   10/16 Letter
10/19/20 High School 1 5   10/19 Letter
10/23/20 Learn 'n Grow ECEC 2 2   10/23 Letter
10/26/20 Middle School 1 2   10/26 Letter
10/27/20 Middle School 1 3   10/27 Letter
10/28/20 Washington Street Elementary     1 10/28 Letter
10/28/20 Middle School     1 10/28 Letter
10/30/20 High School 1 6   10/30 Letter
11/1/20 Learn 'n Grow ECEC 1 3   11/1 Letter
11/2/20 High School 1 7   11/2 Letter
11/3/20 Alamo Elementary 1 2   11/3 Letter
11/3/20 Middle School 1 4   11/3 Letter
11/4/20 Middle School 1 5   11/4 Letter
11/4 Letter update
11/6/20 High School 1 8 2 11/6 Letter
11/9/20 High School 1 9 1 11/9 Letter
11/10/20 Middle School 1 6   11/10 Letter
11/10/20 High School 1 10   11/10 Letter
11/13/20 High School   1   11/13 Letter
11/21/20 Dix Street Elementary 1 1   11/21 Letter
11/22/20 Dix Street Elementary 1 2   11/22 Letter
11/23/20 District  1 1   11/23 Letter
11/23/20 Middle School 1 7 1 11/23 Letter
11/23/20 High School 1 11 1 11/23 Letter
11/27/20 ECEC     1 11/27 Letter
11/29/20 Dix Street Elementary 1 3   11/29 Letter
12/1/20 Dix Street Elementary 1 4   12/1 Letter
12/4/20 Washington Street Elem. 1 2   12/4 Letter
12/4/20 High School 1 12   12/4 Letter
12/7/20 Washington Street Elem. 1 3   12/7 Letter
12/8/20 Alamo Elementary 1 3   12/8 Letter
12/9/20 Dix Street Elementary 1 5   12/9 Letter
12/12/20 Washington Street Elem. 1 4   12/12 Letter
12/14/20 High School 1 13   12/14 Letter
12/14/20 Middle School 1 8   12/14 Letter
12/15/20 Washington Street Elem.     1 12/15 Letter
12/17/20 High School 1 14   12/17 Letter
12/18/20 High School 1 15   12/18 Letter
12/30/20 Middle School 1 9   12/30 Letter
12/30/20 High School 2 16   12/30 Letter
           
 
COVID-19 Symptoms:
If your student is exhibiting any COVID-19 symptoms listed below, we ask that you keep them home and get them tested to reduce the risk of any spread or outbreak.
 
Those symptoms include: 
  • Fever or chills,
  • Cough,
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing,
  • Fatigue,
  • Muscle or body aches,
  • Headache,
  • New loss of taste or smell,
  • Sore throat,
  • Congestion or runny nose,
  • Nausea or vomiting,
  • or Diarrhea
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