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District COVID-19 Response

HPS Guidelines and COVID Response

Ottawa County Department of Public Health is no longer mandating specific COVID mitigation measures, however, it is critical that we all share in the responsibility to continue layered prevention strategies to maintain in-person learning and protect the health and safety of students, staff, and community members.  

“School administrators and health personnel should establish their own policies for implementation and enforcement in their setting, including updating school illness policies to include COVID-19-specific protocols and procedures.”

We will use guidance from the CDC when establishing and implementing our COVID and illness policies.  

Isolation:

  • All people with COVID-19 should undergo isolation for at least 5 full days. 
  • It is recommended that they wear a well-fitted mask for days 6-10.

Quarantine:

  • For unvaccinated household close contacts, we recommend families follow CDC guidance
  • Unvaccinated people who have a household close contact should quarantine for 5 days from the end of the positive person’s 5 days of isolation. 
  • If unvaccinated family members choose not to quarantine, please monitor symptoms and test regularly.  
  • Quarantine Guidelines for Household Close Contacts who are unvaccinated

Symptoms:

  • Students who develop symptoms should stay home from school and are encouraged to test (PCR, Rapid Antigen or at-home tests are accepted) prior to returning to school.  
  • Students may return to school with improved symptoms and fever free for 24 hours without use of medication. 
  • If you have any questions regarding your child’s symptoms, please reach out to your school nurse or your healthcare provider.  

Mitigation Strategies:

  • Masks will be provided at the entry of all school buildings as an option for staff and students.  
  • Masks will be provided on transportation and will be required to be worn by staff and students in accordance with the order by the US Department of Transportation
  • Hand sanitizer will be readily available in classrooms and common areas
  • Regular cleaning of shared surfaces

     

  • Holland Public School will encourage EVERYONE who can to receive a COVID vaccination.
  • Social distancing of 6-feet will be encouraged when possible.
  • Playground cohorting practices will continue this year.
  • Proper hand-washing and sanitizing will be encouraged by staff. 
  • Self-screening for symptoms will be required for anyone entering an HPS building. 
  • A quarantine will be ordered in the event of a COVID outbreak (defined as three or more associated cases in one setting).
  • Volunteers and visitors are encouraged to be vaccinated and will be required to follow district guidelines in HPS buildings.
  • Participants and fans will follow the requirements of MHSAA for Indoor Athletic events at HPS facilities (practices and competitions).

 

If the answer to any of these questions is “yes,” please stay at home.

Do you have any ONE of these symptoms?:

  • Coughing
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Difficulty Breathing
  • Loss of Taste or Smell
  • Confusion or change in mental status
  • Persistent pain or pressure in your chest
  • Pale, gray, or blue-colored skin, lips, or finger nail beds, depending on skin tone
  • Inability to wake or stay awake
     
  • Do you have any TWO of these symptoms?:
  • Fever 100.4 or higher or feeling feverish
  • Chills
  • Rigors
  • Muscle aches
  • Sore throat
  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea and/or vomiting
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Headache
  • Fatigue

Have you been diagnosed with COVID-19?

Have you had close contact (within 6’ for a cumulative of 15 minutes within the last 24 hours) with anyone diagnosed with COVID-19 or a suspected case in the last 10 days?

Have you traveled anywhere that requires quarantine by the CDC?


To return to school you must receive a negative COVID test OR have improved symptoms and are fever-free for 24 hours. 

COVID Guidance from local, state, and federal public health leaders.


DAILY START/FINISH TIMES

Again, this year, to accomodate for an alternative lunch schedule, HPS students will have a shorter school day. 

Holland Heights, West, Jefferson & HLA

  • FULL DAY: *8:30am-3:16pm
  • HALF DAY: *8:30am - 11:35am

*Holland Heights, West, Jefferson | Please do not arrive any earlier than 8:15am
*HLA | Please do not arrive any earlier than 8:25am

Holland Middle School

  • FULL DAY: 7:30am-2pm
  • HALF DAY: 7:30am - 10:35am

Holland High School

  • FULL DAY: 7:45am-2:25pm
  • HALF DAY: 7:45am - 10:50am

5.13.22 COVID Dashboard -UPDATE

A snapshot of COVID positive cases and quarantines at Holland Public Schools.

  • While the district will continue to collect this weekly COVID data, this dashboard will NOT be published on a weekly basis UNLESS positive cases increase significantly in our facilities.
Read more.

Mask-optional on all HPS Busses.

After new guidance from the CDC, students and staff will no longer be required to wear a mask while riding an HPS bus.

Read more.

HPS Guidelines and COVID Response- UPDATE 2/21/21

Ottawa County Department of Public Health is no longer mandating specific COVID mitigation measures, however, it is critical that we all share in the responsibility to continue layered prevention strategies to maintain in-person learning and protect the health and safety of students, staff, and community members.  

Read more.

HPS to drop mask mandates.

Interim Superintendent Nick Cassidy announces that Holland Public Schools will no longer require masks to be worn during the school day, effective Monday, February 21. 

Read more.

COVID-19 Educational Setting Isolation Guidance: COVID-19 Cases


Contact us with your questions at our COVID-19 Email Hotline: CovidQA@hollandpublicschools.org

  • Be sure to include your topic and grade level/building in the subject line