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Kalamazoo County area superintendents send letter on upwards trend in community COVID-19 cases

Kalamazoo County School Superintendents Send Letter
Posted at 3:05 PM, Oct 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-29 16:43:54-04

KALAMAZOO COUNTY, Mich. — With an upward trend in cases of COVID-19, a group of superintendents in Kalamazoo County are working together in hopes of preventing spread on school campuses.

In a letter distributed Monday, the 10 superintendents said while they've enacted safety measures in their schools, those alone will not be enough to prevent the increased spread.

They are asking families, faculty and community members to be mindful of following social distancing and other guidelines while in social settings to keep the numbers down.

"Obviously the cases are coming into the school. We are not immune from that. We understand that, but if we want to continue increasing or maintaining our face-to-face options, we really need people to mind these wherever they are," said Parchment School District Superintendent Jason Misner.

The school districts have been in constant communication with the Kalamazoo County Public Health Department to ensure they're following the most recent and appropriate guidelines.

They've also launched a dashboard to show recent cases in their areas.