COVID-19

COVID-19 is a contagious viral illness that spreads in the air through coughing, sneezing, and talking. Recent information suggests COVID-19 is spread by people who are not showing symptoms. It may be possible that a person can get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it, then touching their own mouth, nose, or possibly their eyes. 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 get her tested for COVID-19. Testing locations can be found using the COVID-19 Test Finder at https://www.michigan.gov/coronavirus. If your daughter or anyone residing in your household tests positive for COVID-19, is awaiting COVID-19 test results or is symptomatic, your daughter must stay home from school. COVID-19 positive test results or exposure should be promptly reported to Dean of Student Affairs, Mrs. Eleasha Tarplin (edtarplin@mhsmi.org or 248-893-3568).

To protect the health of our School Community and per the Emergency Order issued by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, Mercy High School will provide Public Notice to our School Community regarding School Associated Cases of COVID-19. Within 24 hours of being notified of a School Associated Case by the Oakland County Health Department or any other regional health department, this dashboard will be updated to include new and cumulative COVID-19 case counts. Individuals identified as Close Contacts of School Associated Cases will be notified separately and directly by the Oakland County Health Department.

MERCY HS CURRENT COVID-19 PROTOCOL - SUBJECT TO CHANGE

**Mercy High School will continue to monitor community COVID-19 transmission rates and adjust policies as necessary based on health department requirements.**

  • Facial masks are requested and highly encouraged of all individuals (staff, students, visitors) entering the building who are not fully vaccinated during our current time of community virus transmission rates. Proof of vaccination will not be required or monitored. 

  • All students and staff are encouraged to have personal masks available in the event that they find themselves in an activity requiring close proximity with peers and wish to wear one. Disposable masks will be available at the Reception Area.

  • Hand sanitation stations continue to be located throughout the school, and we will resume our thorough evening disinfectant protocol of the campus.

  • Common student areas (Media Center, Cafeteria, Lobby and alcoves) will be open for student use, however seating at each Cafeteria table will be limited to 4 individuals.

  • Per legal requirements, masks are required on all school or district bus transportation.

  • We will continue to follow all MHSAA guidelines for athletic participation.

COVID-19 RESOURCES