Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

COVID-19 (coronavirus) updates
RESA officials are committed to providing ongoing, accurate information to our community. This site houses all important campus notifications, resources, and latest news.

Gov. Whitmer lifts stay-at-home order across state

On Monday, June 1, Governor Whitmer lifted the coronavirus stay at home order statewide. The entire state moves into Phase 4 (Improving) of the governor’s MI Safe Start Plan. Details of the eased restrictions include:

  • Groups of up to 100 people can gather outside effective immediately as long as social distancing guidelines are followed

  • In-home services such as house cleaning can resume immediately

  • Retailers can reopen to customers without an appointment on Thursday, June 4

  • Restaurants can resume dine-in service June 8 with a six-foot distance between tables and limited seating. Servers must wear masks

  • Gyms, movie theaters, barbershops, hair salons, nail salons, and casinos remain closed because they require close contact with customers

  • Office work that can’t be done remotely is now allowed across the state

Continued safety measures are still in effect to mitigate exposure including wearing face masks and keeping a 6-foot distance in public spaces.

Governor Whitmer said her goal is to shift the state to Phase 5 (Containing) before July 4.


MI Safe Start Plan

View Governor Whitmer's six-step plan to re-engage Michigan's economy during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

MI Safe Start Plan



Building and Program Closures

Governor Whitmer has ordered the closure of all Michigan K-12 school buildings for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year. This includes the following RESA school buildings and facilities:

  • Administration Building 
  • Blue Water Middle College Academy
  • Middle School Innovation Academy 
  • Next STEP Program
  • Pine River Nature Center
  • St. Clair TEC
  • Virtual Learning Academy
  • Woodland Developmental Center

Cancelations

CPI Training for Port Huron Schools
June 17-18, 2020


Resources

COVID-19 Community Resources in St. Clair County
The St. Clair County Community Services Coordinating Body (CSCB) has developed a website to help residents find help during the COVID-19 epidemic. The site includes links to childcare providers, financial assistance, food distribution, medical and mental health providers, unemployment and job resources, and more.

Helping Young Kids Through the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Crisis
Information compiled by the Zero to Thrive team, led by Dr. Katherine Rosenblum

Together We Can Flatten the Curve on COVD-19 video
This 8-minute video by Dr. Joe Hanson from PBS's It's Okay to Be Smart explains the importance of social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.


Keeping Yourself Healthy

You can help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Individuals can lower the risk of transmission by implementing simple, everyday practices:

  • Stay home when you are sick, and advise others to do the same. Avoid close contact with people who are sick
  • Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue or sleeve. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands
  • Thoroughly wash hands with soap and warm water for 20 seconds. Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer when soap and water is not available
  • Ensure regular cleaning of frequently touched surfaces and objects
  • Eliminate handshakes and high fives, etc. with students and other staff