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Michigan in-person learning could begin March 1

LANSING, Mich. — It looks like Governor Whitmer’s goal for in–person learning in all Michigan school districts will happen by March 1.

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services plans to move forward with offering a voluntary COVID–19 testing program.  The program began today allowing Michigan educators from both private and public schools weekly testing.

Approximately 300 schools and 9,000 staff have already signed up and supplies have been provided by MDHHS at no cost.

According to MDHHS Director, Elizabeth Hertel, teachers are among the frontline workers who have stepped up during this pandemic.  Hertel added giving them the opportunity to be regularly tested recognizes their sacrifices and keeps everyone safer.