GRAND HAVEN, Mich. — Grand Haven Area Public Schools is moving all Lakeshore Middle School and Grand Haven High School students to online instruction Friday due to rising COVID-19 cases.
Online instruction will last through at least Thanksgiving.
In-person instruction is expected to begin again on Nov. 30.
“Every day, our leadership reviews district, building and classroom data to assess whether it is in the best interest of our students and staff to continue in-person instruction,” Superintendent Andrew Ingall said. “While there is no evidence of an imminent outbreak in our buildings, we have seen a recent rise in the number of cases at LMS and GHHS. Therefore, the data supports a temporary move to online instruction for our middle and high school students.”
Contact tracing has helped the district avoid outbreaks, Ingall said.
Most of the positive coronavirus cases in the district involve individuals coming into contact with someone with COVID-19 but quarantining themselves before they could expose others.