Primary school closes after health ministry declares epidemic


REMUS – As schools try to mitigate the increase in COVID-19 cases and the spread of the virus, several schools have closed for cleaning up for a short time.

The Chippewa Hills School District Administration made the decision to close Weidman Elementary School for a thorough cleanup.

On Tuesday, in a Facebook post on the Chippewa Hills School District page, it was announced that Weidman Elementary School would be closed from Wednesday, September 29 to Friday, October 1.

A school representative received a word from the Michigan Central District Health Department on Tuesday officially declaring an epidemic at the elementary school due to the connections. For this reason, support staff will be deep cleaning the building all day Wednesday.

“We made this decision earlier this morning knowing it would be better for our staff and students in the hopes of a much cleaner start on Monday, October 4,” the post read.

Parents can contact the Weidman Elementary office if their student needs devices or materials for the virtual lessons that will take place over the next three days.

The administration stressed the importance of maintaining online attendance to keep the school open and functioning.

“It is important to be actively engaged during this virtual period as it has a direct impact on the funding of schools,” the post read. “Thank you for your continued support and understanding as we continue to adapt to the situation and the needs of our staff and students.

For more information on the Chippewa Hills School District, Weidman Elementary School, and COVID-19 updates, visit the district’s website at

Chippewa Hills middle and high schools reopened for in-person instruction last week after a shutdown.

The Crossroads Charter Academy will be closed to face-to-face instruction and all extracurricular activities until October 4. This will include the day of family fun at CranHill Ranch and all back home events.


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