COP Response to COVID-19

Requiring Expanded Reporting of COVID-19 Cases in Schools

Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) Director Robert Gordon  issued an Emergency Order under MCL 333.2253 on October 6, 2020 requiring that school districts report COVID-19 cases publicly and on a more regular basis than the state was already reporting.

Within 24 hours of being notified by a local health department of School Associated COVID-19 Case(s), the COP ESD Programs must provide Public Notice to the School Community in a highly visible location on the School’s website that covers the impacted building or location. Schools are encouraged to provide information about measures in place at the school to prevent transmission of COVID-19, as well as measures that individuals can take to prevent transmission.

“Public Notice” means providing the new and cumulative counts of School Associated Case(s) of COVID-19, including the date on which the School was notified of the new School Associated Case(s).

To review public notices and notification letters, click here to learn more                         

Please follow the links below for more information.

COP ESD COVID-19 Business Preparedness and Response Plan May 2020

COP ESD Early Childhood Continuity of Learning Plan  April 2020               

COP ESD Complete Continuity of Learning Plan April 2020

COP ESD Extended Continuity of Learning Plan  Sept. 2020

Monthly Reconfirmation of ECOL Plan:

 ECOL Plan Goal Reporting

 ECOL Plan Training

Remote Learning Toolkit Website for Educators and Parents                        

School Leaders Community Partnership Message on Health and Safety Nov. 2020

COP Program Correspondence: March 13 2020 

For district-specific information, please refer to the Constituent Districts website as linked on the Home Page Map


MI Classroom Heroes Grants:  Click link below for information
GSRP, Head Start, Adult Education and Young Adult Special Education Teachers COVID-19 Grant Program Description

For specific questions, please contact
Peggy Bush via email at 
bushp@copesd.org