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Board resolution impacts quarantine

Monday, April 26, the Board of Education passed a resolution that impacts close contact quarantine and return dates relative to COVID, dependent upon testing and date of close contact.


  1. Contact tracing moving forward will use a distance of 3 feet; this will not be changed retroactively, but will apply to all close contacts moving forward.

  2. Students deemed close contact will be able to return after 10 days (currently 14). Please call your school’s attendance line if you do not plan to return until after day 14.

  3. Test out - if a student is or has been identified as a “close contact,” the student may obtain a rapid test on the 5th day (or later) from the date of COVID close contact. A student who is identified as a close contact may return to school early if the following are true:

  • The student has a negative Covid test result obtained AT LEAST 5 days after the start of the close contact quarantine period, is asymptomatic and continues to monitor through 14 days post close contact.

    • The early return day is the 7th, 8th, 9th or 10th day of the quarantine period. (A student is not eligible to return from quarantine during days 1-6 of the quarantine period).

    • The negative test result and student information has been recorded in this form, and uploaded by 3:00 p.m. the day before the student’s return.

    • A staff member must verify the testing documentation for the student AND contact your household to confirm the return date before the student can return to school.


Student athletes are included in the above statements with regard to returning to school, however, per the MDHHS, MHSAA, and the local county health department, student-athletes will still be required to quarantine for the full 14 days before returning to athletic practices and contests  In addition, per the MHSAA, athletes will need to continue to use the 6 feet for contact tracing.


GPPSS is working to provide additional testing opportunities at no cost to families. Currently these dates and locations are in place:

  • Wednesday, April 28, Monteith Elementary, 4-7 p.m., (please do not line up before 4 p.m. due to elementary dismissal at 3:38 p.m.)

  • Thursday, May 6, Brownell Middle School, 4-7 p.m. 

  • Friday, May 14, Grosse Pointe South, 4-7 p.m.

  • Tuesday, May 25, Brownell Middle School, 4-7 p.m.

Email with questions. Thank you for working with us.