COVID screeners, quarantine information
Parents, staff and visitors, please use the COVID screening tool to determine if you or your child may have been exposed to COVID and should avoid visiting our buildings. Please note, these are not the only reasons that a child should be kept home or would be sent home. Children should always be fever free for 24 hours without fever reducing medicine before coming to school. Adults and students also should not attend if they have vomited in the last 24 hours. See our When To Keep Your Child Home document for other common ailments.
If you or your child have been told you are a close contact for a COVID positive case, follow the instructions below for quarantining. Also be mindful that students and staff can become close contacts outside of school. For example, anyone else in a household with a COVID positive person is considered a close contact and would need to follow the quarantine directions.
Dearborn Public Schools developed these guidelines with input from the Wayne County Health Department for determining who is a close contact at school and for setting quarantine requirements.
If you test positive for COVID or have symptoms, stay home until at least 10 days have passed after your symptoms first appeared or date of positive test result. On the 11th day, you may end your isolation if it’s been 24 hours with no fever without the use of fever-reducing medications and your COVID-19 symptoms (cough, shortness of breath, etc) have improved. You can determine your return date to normal activity with the use of the COVID-19 calculator at https://www.mmdhd.org/covid-calculator/. You may not use testing to shorten the length of your isolation if you tested positive on a PCR.
Learn more about isolating when you have COVID in the Guidance for Isolation from Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.
Local, county and state information
Dearborn Public Schools has regular conversations with the Wayne County Health Department. At this time they do not recommend any school closures based on current data, but the district and health department continue to monitor local conditions.
The unofficial sources below provide constantly updated figures for local COVID trends so residents and staff can monitor positivity and case rates in Wayne County outside Detroit.
Social-emotional support hotline
Dearborn Public Schools is offering an emotional support hotline to assist students and families who are experiencing anxiety, fear and stress. Families reaching out to the hotline by phone or email will be contacted by a school counselor, social worker or psychologist. The hotline is 313-827-8500 or email at email@example.com.
For COVID specific questions, please contact the Wayne County Health Department at 734-287-7870 or email our Dearborn school nurses. Staff or students who have tested positive for COVID-19 need to contact their school office or supervisor. Any one who has symptoms or is considered a close contact of a confirmed COVID-19 case is strongly encouraged to get tested.
DIstrict Public Hotline for other questions and support from 8-4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday is 313-827-3006 or email is firstname.lastname@example.org
- CDC Coronavirus Information Page
- CDC Hotline: 800-232-4636
- CDC information on mask types and proper use
- MDHHS Coronavirus Information Page
- MDHHS hotline: 888-535-6136
- MDHHS COVID statistics
- Wayne County Coronavirus Information Page
- Detroit Health Department dashboard
- Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) Q&A
- Vaccine Q&A