Information for Schools and Childcare Facilities

School Reporting Form

Spring Break Guidance

To help guide you on safe protocol for spring break travel and return to work or school, we have created a fact sheet with our recommendations.  

COVID-19 Return to School Toolkits

Saginaw County Health Department recently created tool kits to assist administrators in their return to school preparedness plans. Please know that these are fluid documents that do change over time as guidance we receive from CDC changes and evolves.  

COVID-19 Return to School Toolkit (A)                     COVID-19 Return to School Toolkit (B)


Providing Guidance to Educators for Fall 2020

On July 16th, SCHD hosted a webinar for our county's school leaders to provide guidance as they develop their COVID-19 Preparedness and Response Plans to protect students and educators as part of the MI Safe Schools Roadmap. 

In addition to answering their questions and developing materials for their use, SCHD also addressed the following:

  • Data sharing needs
  • Positive case notification to the health department and families
  • COVID-19 investigation and contact tracing protocols we have developed and how schools will be involved
  • Mitigation strategies including PPE, social distancing, minimizing risk by reducing common areas, keeping classrooms together as much as possible, and more.

The webinar was recorded and can be found here.

Providing Guidance to Parents for Fall 2020

In an effort to help Saginaw County parents weigh their decision to send their children back to school or keep them home for virtual learning, Saginaw County Health Department hosted a Parent Forum on Wednesday, August 12th. Click here to view this event.

Guidance Documents from Return to School Toolkit (Part B)













Guidance Document for Day Camps



July 15 - Saginaw County COVID-19 School Planning Meeting               August 14th - Follow-up Superintendents Meeting


August 12th - School Re-Opening Parent Forum

Additional Resources

The MI Safe Start Roadmap contains recommendations and guidelines outlined for schools to follow as they plan on returning to the classroom this fall including guidance on wearing masks, hygiene and cleaning protocols, athletics, and more.  School districts will be required to adopt a COVID-19 Preparedness and Response Plan laying out how they will protect students and educators across the various phases of the Michigan Safe Start Plan, with in-person instruction allowed if we are minimally in Phase 4.

MI Safe Schools Roadmap

Child care providers across the state have always prioritized the health and safety of the children in their care. With the spread of COVID-19, new health and safety protocols are necessary to ensure children, families, and staff members are as safe as possible. 

This document provides tools to help you make the best decisions possible to limit the spread of COVID-19 and to create safe spaces for children and staff members.

LARA Guidelines for Safe Child Care Operations During COVID-19

Frequently Asked Questions

The Michigan Department of Education (MDE) has created an online map with locations where meals are being provided. The map can be found at, and will be updated twice each day during the closure period.

These meals, served under the program called Unanticipated School Closure Summer Food Service Program (SFSP), are available to all children at no cost.

For questions about Michigan's Summer Food Service Program or Unanticipated School Closure, contact MDE at 517-241-5374.

Our Environmental Health Department can help you with general cleaning and disinfecting questions. Give us a call at 989-758-3686.

For more information, you can also consult the CDC recommendations found here.