Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

COVID-19 (coronavirus) updates
RESA officials are committed to providing ongoing, accurate information to our community. This site houses all important campus notifications, resources, and latest news.

Governor Whitmer Releases MI Safe Schools Roadmap

On June 30, 2020, Governor Gretchen Whitmer released the MI Safe Schools Return to School Roadmap, a comprehensive document to help districts create local plans for in-person learning in the fall. The Roadmap outlines a number of safety protocols for schools to implement in each phase of the governor’s MI Safe Start Plan. The governor also signed Executive Order 2020-142, which provides a structure to support all schools in Michigan as they plan for a return of PreK-12 education in the fall.

Executive Order 2020-142
MI Safe Schools: Michigan’s 2020-21 Return to School Roadmap
MI Safe Schools FAQ


MI Safe Start Plan

View Governor Whitmer's six-step plan to re-engage Michigan's economy during the COVID-19 pandemic. 
MI Safe Start Plan



Building and Program Closures

Governor Whitmer has ordered the closure of all Michigan K-12 school buildings for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year. This includes the following RESA school buildings and facilities:

  • Administration Building 
  • Blue Water Middle College Academy
  • Middle School Innovation Academy 
  • Next STEP Program
  • Pine River Nature Center
  • St. Clair TEC
  • Virtual Learning Academy
  • Woodland Developmental Center

2019-2020 Continuity of Learning Plans and COVID-19 Response Plans

As a result of COVID-19 and the closing of school buildings for the 2019-2020 school year,
all Michigan school districts must submit a Continuity of Learning and COVID-19 Response Plan (“Plan”) in order to continue to receive state aid for operations. Although schools are closed and not providing in-person instruction, teaching and learning must continue.
 
St. Clair County RESA

GSRP/Kiddie Campus

GSRP/Blue Water Community Action Head Start


Resources

COVID-19 Community Resources in St. Clair County
The St. Clair County Community Services Coordinating Body (CSCB) has developed a website to help residents find help during the COVID-19 epidemic. The site includes links to childcare providers, financial assistance, food distribution, medical and mental health providers, unemployment and job resources, and more.

Helping Young Kids Through the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Crisis
Information compiled by the Zero to Thrive team, led by Dr. Katherine Rosenblum

Together We Can Flatten the Curve on COVID-19 video
This 8-minute video by Dr. Joe Hanson from PBS's It's Okay to Be Smart explains the importance of social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.


Keeping Yourself Healthy

You can help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Individuals can lower the risk of transmission by implementing simple, everyday practices:

  • Stay home when you are sick, and advise others to do the same. Avoid close contact with people who are sick
  • Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue or sleeve. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands
  • Thoroughly wash hands with soap and warm water for 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer when soap and water is not available
  • Ensure regular cleaning of frequently touched surfaces and objects
  • Eliminate handshakes and high fives, etc. with students and other staff