COVID screeners, quarantine information
Parents, staff and visitors, please use the COVID screening tools at the bottom of the page 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.
School reopening plan information
Dearborn Public Schools has met the COVID measures set by the board and will restart with blended learning with the first students attending on March 1. The board set two requirements for reopening schools, and both have been met. The first requirement was that the Dearborn community improve to at least a D grade on the risk matrix provided by the Wayne County Health Department. The second measure was that Wayne County, outside of Detroit, improve to a 5 percent or lower positivity rate on the weekly report from the county.
Below is the health department’s most recent risk matrix report and a link to the department’s weekly status report for schools. Both are measures the district used when deciding whether to open. Superintendent Maleyko said he would continue to consider the matrix for any possible decision about closing schools and returning to remote learning. See larger versions of the community matrix and the color-coded spread indicators. Find more specifics about the reopening plan here.
From the Wayne County Health Department
Wayne County Community Spread Risk Level
This is a measure of the risk of community spread based on COVID 19 case data collected using the Michigan Diseases Surveillance System database.
It is a weighted factor based on:
- the average number of cases per day normalized to a rate per 1 million population
- the 4 week +/- trend rate, and
- the county’s overall average positive rate as calculated by the state of Michigan.
If the county positive rate is less than the normalized rate per 1 million population, the positive rate is not factored in. This follows Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) guidelines. The data in this analysis represents the 42 non-Detroit communities in Wayne County. This measure is based on a 15 day rolling average to the date noted.
Watching community rates
These unofficial sources provide constantly updated figures for local COVID trends so residents and staff can monitor positivity 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 in this time of crisis. 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
- Michigan’s Guidelines for Operating Schools Safely (New January 2021)
- MI Safe Schools: Rationale (New January 2021)
- CDC Coronavirus Information Page
- CDC Hotline: 800-232-4636
- MDHHS Coronavirus Information Page
- MDHHS hotline: 888-535-6136
- Wayne County Coronavirus Information Page
- Detroit Health Department dashboard
- Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) Q&A
- Vaccine Q&A