Information for Schools and Childcare Facilities

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.