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.

Quarantine requirements

If you or your child have been told you are a close contact for a COVID positive case outside of school, follow the instructions below for quarantining. 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.

At the direction of the Wayne County Health Department, Dearborn Public Schools is no longer tracking close contacts in schools. If a COVID case is confirmed in a classroom, the class will receive a letter, but quarantine will not be required.  Obviously, if someone develops symptoms they need to isolate and get tested.  Our new quarantine guidance is for those exposed outside of school.

Please note, home COVID tests cannot be used to end quarantine early.

Isolation 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. Isolation can be reduced to five days at home and returning to school on day 6 if you meet ALL of the following conditions:

  • Fever free for 24 hours without using fever reducing medications AND
  • Significant improvement in symptoms or are without symptoms AND
  • Continue to wear a well-fitting mask through day 10.

Students and staff should continue to stay home past day 6 if they do not feel well. Student absences are automatically excused through 10 days after the start of the illness.

Learn more about isolating when you have COVID in the Guidance for Isolation from Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. 

If you are waiting for COVID test results, you should also isolate yourself away from others.

Click here for COVID dashboard

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

Other resources

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 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday is 313-827-3006 or email is

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