COVID-19 is a contagious viral illness that spreads in the air through coughing, sneezing, and talking. Symptoms include fever, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, and diarrhea. For additional information regarding COVID-19, please visit the OCHD website at https://www.oakgov.com/health.
Please watch for any symptoms of COVID-19. If your daughter develops symptoms, we urge you to test for COVID-19.
Mercy High School will continue to follow all state and local health department orders regarding COVID-19, and adjust our policies as required. Based on current conditions, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services have no Public Health Advisory mandates concerning masking in indoor public settings, including schools.
Masking, vaccinations and frequent handwashing continue to be recommended as an important tool to decrease the spread of COVID-19, especially for individuals/households with high risk factors.
All Mercy faculty, staff and students are required to stay home when sick in order to protect our community and support continuity of learning. Please continue to report any positive COVID-19 case to Wellness Center Nurse, Mrs. Pat Attaway (firstname.lastname@example.org) at (248) 893-3587.
Current protocol requires COVID-19 positive individuals to isolate for 5 days following diagnosis, and assuming reduced symptoms, may return to school and co-curricular activities wearing a well-fitted mask through Day 10.
Remote learning is only available to students required to isolate due to a positive COVID-19 test result. Parents must submit online learning requests to Dean of Student Affairs, Eleasha Tarplin (email@example.com) and will be notified of approval within 24 hours.
We are grateful for the support we have received from students, staff and families. We appreciate your continued partnership as we move forward to ensure the safety of our community.