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Post Spring Break COVID-19Testing

WCMU Public Radio

Ahead of an expected increase in travel due to spring break, the Ingham County Health Department is urging local schools to switch some grades to remote learning next week.

Michigan is currently experiencing one of the worst coronavirus surges in the United States. 

On Monday, The Ingham County Health Department recommended that local schools avoid in-person learning next week for grades six through 12.

Ingham County Health Officer Linda Vail says she expects case numbers to increase as people travel for spring break this week. 

“Schools are congregate settings, and are known for you know, sparking off outbreaks.”

Vail says Michigan is currently experiencing the highest positivity rates for coronavirus infections since last April.