COVID-19 Safety Protocols and Information

Hazel Park Schools will continue to follow the COVID-19 guidance of county and state officials for the 2022-23 school year. Please see below for the current county and state guidance on COVID-19.

HPS COVID-19 information

If a student or staff member tests positive for COVID-19:
Anyone who has tested positive for COVID-19 should isolate themselves at home for five (5) days from the day symptoms started.  **Please notify the school of the positive test results.

Students and staff members can return after five (5) days as long as the student or staff member is feeling well enough to return. We recommend that they wear a well-fitting mask at all times (except for eating) for an additional five (5) days (days 6 through 10) after their isolation period ends.

If a student or staff member has COVID-19 symptoms:
Keep your student home for 5 days from when symptoms began. We highly recommend they be tested for COVID-19.

Keep your children home when they are sick. The main symptoms of COVID-19 are fever, coughing and shortness of breath. But students should not come to school if they have any contagious illness. If your child has any of the following symptoms, they should be kept home: fever (without medication), vomiting, diarrhea, undiagnosed rash, green or yellow discharge from nose, an inflamed throat, persistent cough, redness or discharge from the eyes, or an elevated temperature: Preventing the spread of any illness is everyone's responsibility, and keeping sick children home will help preserve the safety of all kids and stop transmission within schools.

·         Have a plan in place to pick your children up quickly should they become ill at school.

·         Encourage and help your children wash their hands often with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water is not available, use hand sanitizer. Remind them to avoid touching their eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands and to cover their mouth and nose with a tissue or upper sleeve when coughing or sneezing.

·         Avoid contact with people who are sick and do not bring your children to visit with people who are ill. 

·         Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

·         Cover cough with a tissue or sleeve. 

·         Provide adequate supplies within easy reach, including tissues and hand sanitizer.

·         Disinfect common area surfaces and objects, especially phones and items that may touch your face.

If you are feeling ill, here are three recommended actions. 

1. Free Online Beaumont Health Risk Assessment:  After answering the questions, the online tool will suggest what action a patient should take such as: 

  • contacting a primary care physician
  • going to a curbside COVID-19 screening
  • seeking treatment at an emergency center

2. The Oakland County Health Division says you should contact your primary care doctor immediately. If you do not have a Healthcare Provider, call their Nurse on Call (NOC). NOC Hours: Monday - Friday: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM. Call 1-800-848-5533 or email at

3. Please notify your child's school if any member of your family has symptoms of COVID-19 (fever, coughing, shortness of breath, etc.). It is recommended that if you or your child are having COVID-19 symptoms, you should get a COVID-19 PCR test at your local urgent care center.

These agencies provide the most up-to-date and accurate information on the virus itself as well as updates on cases across the country and here in Michigan:

Centers for Disease Control

Oakland County Health Division
(including easy to read fact sheets)

Michigan Department of Health and Human Services
(latest data statewide)

It is critically important that we rely on experts for the most accurate information regarding COVID-19. The following public health agencies are responding to the outbreak and providing the most up-to-date and comprehensive best practices.

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World Health Organization

Michigan Department of Health & Human Services

Oakland County Health Division