Whenever OMPS receives notification of a school-related confirmed case of COVID-19 for a student or staff member, we will make every attempt to be as transparent as possible. Due to confidentiality laws and policies, including the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act, we will not be able to provide specific information regarding any particular case.
Please know that you will be contacted directly by the Grand Traverse County Health Department if your child is a close contact with someone in the school setting who tested positive for COVID-19. The Health Department will advise you on what steps to take. If your family is not contacted by the Health Department, that means your child was not identified as a close contact of the person who tested positive. As with other communicable diseases such as pertussis, whooping cough, etc., and consistent with confidentiality laws and rules, the school district will promptly inform staff and families of any COVID-19 positive cases to which they or their student may have been exposed.