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Health officials: What Muskegon area students and staff are doing is working, but everyone must keep doing these 4 things

Posted at 11:50 AM, Nov 05, 2020

MUSKEGON, Mich. — “According to data, what students and staff are doing is working.”

So says a joint letter to parents from Public Health-Muskegon County and Mercy Health about school safety protocols in Muskegon County.

To keep it that way, they say everyone must continue to do these four things:

  1. “Cover your nose and mouth.”
  2. “Stay at least 6 feet away from others.”
  3. “Wash your hands frequently.”
  4. “Notify your school as soon as your child develops symptoms or an exposure occurs.”

The two health organizations say the spread of COVID-19 is being limited in the county’s schools because students and staff are following those guidelines.

But they caution that virus cases are on the rise in the county’s general population, with 58 people in Mercy Health’s Hackley Hospital.

The rise in COVID-19 cases and the approaching holidays make it all the more critical that residents follow those four simple protocols, the joint letter says.