Coronavirus Updates

Parent/Student Resources:


Link to Online Resources for Parents & Students


Return To Learn Plan Link 7-27-20


Community WiFi Hotspots for Student Use:
  • Mt. Forest Township Hall
    • 1705 W Cody Estey Rd
      • Accessible from parking lot
      • Network: PASD Community Wireless
      • Password: spartans (all lower case)
  • Estey Hall
    • 4013 Estey Rd
      • Accessible from parking lot
      • Network: PASD Community Wireless
      • Password: spartans (all lower case)
  • Garfield Township Hall
    • 1138 W Erickson Rd
      • Accessible from parking lot
      • Network: PASD Community Wireless
      • Password: spartans (all lower case)
  • Fraser Township Hall
    • 1474 N Mackinaw Rd
      • Accessible from parking lot
      • Network: PASD Community Wireless
      • Password: spartans (all lower case)
  • Pinconning Township Hall
    • 1751 E Cody Estey Rd
      • Accessible from parking lot
      • Password: pasdpasd
  • Pinconning Township Recreation Building
    • 4816 N Huron Rd
      • Accessible from parking lot
      • Password: pasdpasd
  • Pinconning Middle/High School 
    • 605 W Fifth St
      • Accessible from West parking lot (near Administration Building and Weight Room)
      • Network: Pinconning Guest
      • Password: Spartan$48650
  • Pinconning Central Elementary
    • 605 W Fifth St
      • Accessible from North side of Central's upper elementary hall
      • Network: Central Guest
      • Password: spartans 
Low Cost Internet Options:


June 11, 2020


Pinconning Area School District facilities are open to students and staff.


PASD's COVID-10 Preparedness and Response Plan:

COVID-19 PREPAREDNESS AND RESPONSE PLAN

This following SARS-CoV-2 Preparedness and Response Plan (Plan) is established for the Pinconning Area School District (PASD) in accordance with the most recent Executive Order (EOs 2020-36, 2020-97, and 2020-110) concerning employee safety and health, and all requirements therein signed by Governor Gretchen Whitmer, and also in accordance with Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19 as referenced by the Executive Orders. This plan is subject to change based on further information provided by the Center for Disease Control (CDC), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), newly implemented Executive Orders issued by the Governor, and other public officials. The Pinconning Area School District (PASD) may also amend this Plan based on operational needs or alterations to rules, regulations, executive orders, and laws.


Responsibilities of Pinconning Area School District

The PASD adopts the following practices and measures as part of the Preparedness and Response Plan to protect employees and students from the spread of COVID-19 for the duration of what is now referred to as the COVID-19 pandemic:

    The PASD Preparedness and Response Plan is readily available to employees and is posted on the district website www.pasd.org

    The Superintendent designated administrative and supervisory staff to implement, monitor, and report on the COVID-19 control strategies developed in the Plan.

    The PASD entrance protocol must be followed by all employees. Employees must report experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 to their immediate supervisor. Those who are symptomatic may be isolated and sent home immediately. Employees sent home are not allowed to return to work until the appropriate guidelines established by the Bay County Health and Human Services Department (BCHHD) or CDC are met. The immediate supervisor is required to timely notify the Superintendent or designee of any symptomatic employee.

    The Superintendent or designee is responsible for contacting the local public health department and any persons who may have come in contact with the person with a confirmed case of COVID-19. Employees diagnosed positive with COVID-19 are eligible to return to the workplace only after they are no longer infectious according to the latest guidelines from the CDC. 

    The PASD is providing COVID-19 training to employees that include the following:

    Workplace infection-control practices

    The proper use of personal protective equipment

    Steps employees must take to notify the district of any symptoms of COVID-19 or a suspected or confirmed diagnosis of COVID-19

    How to report unsafe working conditions

    The PASD supports remote work to limit the number of employees permitted to report for the purpose of performing the in-person work essential to maintain its operations, until Phase 5 of the State of Michigan Re-Engagement Plan or other relevant executive orders, laws, or regulations. All employees approved to work onsite in-person are required to follow the onsite self-health check prior to entering the workplace. 

    The PASD requires all employees who are onsite to maintain a distance of at least six (6) feet from one another to the maximum extent possible. In the event that employees cannot maintain a distance of at least six (6) feet, face coverings are required. 

    Face coverings are required in all shared spaces, including during in-person meetings where social distancing practices cannot be met, and in restrooms and hallways. 

    The PASD increased its general standard of facility cleaning and disinfection to limit exposure to COVID-19 to include disinfecting high-touch surfaces (door handles, office equipment, remotes, whiteboards, etc), and adopted protocols to clean and disinfect in the event of a positive COVID-19 case in the workplace. 

    The PASD makes available personal protective equipment (PPE) as appropriate for the work tasks to be performed to staff, as well as soaps and disinfecting supplies for staff for routine use. All staff are encouraged to bring and use cloth masks to ensure sufficient mask supplies are maintained at each building. Pursuant to Executive Orders, non-medical grade masks for employees who must work onsite are available from PASD. 


Responsibilities of Employees

Employees are expected to adhere to the following measures in order to protect themselves, other employees, and students for the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic. Follow basic infection prevention measures, including but not limited to:

    Frequent and thorough hand washing for at least 20 seconds.

    Follow appropriate respiratory etiquette (e.g. covering sneezes and coughs).

    Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth.

    Stay at home if sick.

    Adhere to social distancing guidelines by remaining six (6) feet apart.

    Wear a face covering over the nose and mouth when entering the workplace, in all common areas, hallways, and restrooms. Employees working less than six (6) feet away from others are required to wear a face covering.

    Complete the Health Department COVID-19 Health Check upon entering the workplace and complete the sign-in sheet.


Entrance Protocol of Employees

The Bay-Arenac ISD commits to following guidelines for reporting cases and abiding by entrance protocols provided by the Bay County Public Health Department.


Workplace Protections

The PASD follows provisions established for paid leave time in accordance with the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), Michigan Paid Medical Leave Act (PMLA), Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), and any applicable leave provided benefits afforded in employee collective bargaining agreements, employment contracts, and personnel policies. In addition, the PASD adheres to Executive Order 2020-36 and any subsequent executive orders.


Overall Workplace Safety and Contingency Plans

While there is no specific OSHA standard covering exposure to COVID-19, existing OSHA standards may apply to protect workers from such exposure at work. To the extent such standards do apply to this Plan and SISD worksites, they shall be implemented to help minimize the spread of COVID-19. The PASD follows federal, state, and local government recommendations regarding development of contingency plans for situations that may arise as a result of outbreaks.


Confidentiality/Privacy

To the extent permissible and in accordance with applicable law, the confidentiality of all medical conditions are maintained in accordance with applicable law and to the extent practical under individual circumstances. When disclosure is required, the number of persons informed that an unnamed employee has tested positive is limited to those necessary to comply with reporting requirements, administration of benefits, and to limit the potential transmission to others. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Bay-Arenac ISD reserves the right to inform other employees and stakeholders than an unnamed Bay-Arenac ISD employee might have been exposed to COVID-19, so those individuals may take measures to protect their own health. 


Effective Date

This plan is effective beginning June 5, 2020.


Contact Information

Should any PASD employee have questions regarding this COVID-19 Preparedness and Response Plan, please contact:


Kris McLavy

Business Director

mclavyk@pasd.org

989-308-0509


Michael Vieau

Superintendent of Schools

vieaum@pasd.org

989-308-0505


PASD's Updated Workplace Health Screening Form:



April 22, 2020


The Bay Arenac Intermediate School District has approved our Continuity of Learning and COVID-19 Response Plan. Please follow the link below to view the plan:

Pinconning Area School's Continuity of Learning and COVID-19 Response Plan



Scroll down to see resources, past updates, and announcements.




March 21, 2020


Information from the Bay County Health Department

Please see the sheet below for information from the Bay County Health Department regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

For the latest information regarding COVID-19, please reference the following websites:









March 3 / March 12, 2020

Coronavirus Information

**Important Update** Please view the most current letter below regarding cancellation of non-essential gatherings** 

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) is working closely with healthcare providers, local public health departments, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to actively monitor any potential cases of 2019 Novel Coronavirus in Michigan. MDHHS will update information as it becomes available at: michigan.gov/coronavirus.


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