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APS board approves COVID-19 P&R plan, closed campus, closed facilities to community

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Alpena Public Schools is one step closer to having a final, state mandated COVID-19 Preparedness and Response Plan.

It was adopted by the board of education during a special meeting Thursday night. It still needs to be approved by the AMA-ESD on behalf of the state.

Among other things, the plan lays out how APS will cope with the disease across the various phases of the Michigan Safe Start Plan. It also offers a guide to the types of safety protocols appropriate during each phase.

The board also discussed other proposals related to the pandemic, including the closure of campus at the high school and the temporary closure of all buildings and indoor facilities to parents, volunteers and the entire community. Both of those proposals were adopted by the board.

Pushing back the start of the school year by one week and modifying the length of the school day at both the elementary and secondary levels will be voted on when the board meets again on Monday.

The school district will share a final return to school plan with parents next week.