Monday is the goal for nearly all Michigan schools to have some form of part time in-person instruction. Precautions are the same as what they have been this covid season: face coverings, social distancing, and washing hands frequently.
During her press conference on Wednesday, Governor Whiter said that data analyzed from schools since the March shutdown of 2020 reveals that young children do not cause large outbreaks of COVID-19. This is a fact that has long been stated by republican and conservative politicians and doctors, however.
Whitmer has also requested that the Republican-led Michigan legislature approve $1.7 billion of the $5 billion federal relief package to go toward helping schools pay for new supplies and coronavirus test kits.
The Michigan House passed a $3.5 billion covid relief plan this month that had the contingency of Gov Whitmer and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services relinquishing authority to close schools for COIV-19 reasons.
The Michigan Senate Republican Caucus additionally proposed a $2 billion plan that would allow for some money of the federal relief package to be held in reserve. They also said there will be close monitoring of how Whitmer’s administration spends any approved funds for school aide.