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APS Board of Education holds informational meeting

ALPENA, Mich. — The Alpena Public School Board of Education held an informational meeting to address continued concerns around COVID–19 and hybrid learning.

Superintendent David Rabbideau cleared up misconceptions about Governor Whitmer’s statement regarding in–person learning.  Rabbideau said Whitmer’s statement is not a mandate for face–to–face learning on March first but an encouragement for districts to provide as much in-person learning as possible.

Rabbideau also highlighted an update from the Centers for Disease Control that states quarantining is not necessary if you meet certain requirements.  The requirements are you must have both doses of the COVID–19 vaccine and it must be 14 days after the second dose.

If you meet these requirements and you encounter someone who has tested positive,  for the next three months, you do not need to quarantine.

Rabbideau added that as of now, the board needs to vote on a plan to continue with hybrid learning on Monday.  If they support the plan, then hybrid classes will continue.