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West Michigan School Board Defies Public Health Recommendations During Covid Outbreak At Wayland Schools

West Michigan School Board Defies Public Health Recommendations During Covid Outbreak At Wayland Schools
As students have returned to in-person learning across West Michigan, many districts are now dealing with Covid outbreaks. Local health departments have been monitoring the situations across the area, but on Monday one local school board defied Health Department recommendations while cases surge in their local district.

Local health departments have been monitoring the situations across the area, but on Monday one local school board defied Health Department recommendations while cases surge in their local district.Get our free mobile app The Wayland Union School Board voted 6-1 against the Allegan County Health Department's recommendation that students wear masks for the next two weeks to prevent the spread and slow the district's surging cases of Covid-19.Rather than taking issue with the merits of the Health Department's recommendations, many board members seemed to be hung up on the timing and semantics of the temporary masking request: I’m a tad frustrated with the health department for not doing this (making such recommendations) in a timely manner.-Board Secretary Janel Hott I’m disappointed with our health department.

The Wayland School Board is no stranger to bucking the Health Department's recommendations, back in April the board decided to maintain in-person instruction during the Spring Covid surge before vaccinations were available for those 12+.📷 Wayland Union Schools | Board Of Education The school had only been in session 9 full days as of the vote on Monday night.

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