Dear Bloomfield Hills Schools Community,
As of Friday afternoon, August 21, 2020, a student athlete tested positive for COVID-19. Per the CDC recommendation and Phase 4 COVID-19 Task Force on Education Return to School Advisory Council’s guidance we will postpone practice for the affected program until further notice. The program will be notified by our Athletic Department this evening.
Per guidance from the CDC, we contacted local health officials upon notification of a positive case. We have been in contact with representative agents of the Oakland County Health Department and will collaborate closely with them.
This postponement of practices allows time for the local health officials to gain a better understanding of the COVID-19 situation impacting the team. We will continue to work with the local health officials to determine appropriate next steps, including whether an extended delay of practice is needed to stop or slow further spread of COVID-19.
Please know that all student athletes, coaches, and ancillary staff have been wearing masks and have adhered to all CDC and MHSAA guidelines as it pertains to participation in sport during this pandemic. All families will be notified as soon as we receive additional direction from the health department. Please feel free to contact me if you have questions.
Leonard Sanford Jr., Director of Health & Wellness for Bloomfield Hills Schools