May 16, 2021

MDHHS Order Update

Important Update from Dr. Bertolini

Please see this letter from Dr. Bertolini in regard to the MDHHS order update.

Dear Families of Maple Valley,
 
On Friday, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) issued a new Gatherings and Face Mask Order.  This order went into effect on Saturday and establishes new mask rules for fully vaccinated individuals.  This order follows the recent changes made by the CDC for fully vaccinated individuals. 
 
This has caused a great deal of confusion regarding indoor mask requirements and validations for meeting exemptions. We will proceed with all interior guidelines remaining the same per our current Return to Learn plan. 
 
We will adopt the outdoor relaxing of mask wearing for all people regardless of vaccination status immediately.  Distancing is still a requirement, but masks will not be required at our outdoor events such as sporting events, graduation celebrations and other outdoor activities. 
Once we receive additional guidance, we will advise our staff and the public immediately.
In gratitude for our ongoing collaboration to get through this school year,

Dr. Katherine Bertolini
Superintendent