COVID-19 Positive Case Update

In compliance with Emergency Order MCL 333.2253, Saugatuck Public Schools will report all school associated COVID-19 cases within 24 hours of notification by the Allegan County Health Department.  School associated cases mean a case of probable or confirmed COVID-19 amongst students, teachers, staff members, coaches, volunteers, or any other person who was present on school property or at a school function under circumstances that may result in the transmission or contraction of COVID-19 during their infectious period.

All school associated cases at Saugatuck Public Schools will be posted here.

Saugatuck Public Schools will cooperate with the Allegan County Health Department regarding implementing protocols for responding to positive tests among staff and students. The health department will initiate contact tracing, following regular public health practice. Anyone within six feet of a close contact for 15+ minutes will be identified as a close contact.  Asymptomatic close contacts who are masked and at least three feet apart, have recovered from Covid-19 in the past 90 days, or who are vaccinated will not be asked to quarantine.  Unmasked and unvaccinated close contacts will be asked to self-quarantine for up to 5 days after exposure. Local health officials, depending on the situation, may identify other contacts that require quarantine. The school health department liaison will assist the health department by collecting data and contact information of those exposed.

Employees with a confirmed case of COVID-19 should only return to the workplace after they are no longer infectious. Local health officials will provide instructions about return to work, using the most current guidelines from the CDC for this determination.  

The most effective mitigation strategies to limit community spread of the disease at school include vaccination, home health screenings, social distancing, properly worn facial coverings, and frequent hand washing.

January 17, 2022
Four active school associated cases.  Forty-five total school associated positive cases.  The district was notified that an individual at Douglas Elementary School tested positive for COVID-19.  Contact tracing is being conducted by the Allegan County Health Department. The individual has been isolated until allowed to return to school by the Allegan County Health Department.

January 14, 2022
Four active school associated cases.  Forty-four total school associated positive cases.  The district was notified that an individual at Saugatuck High School tested positive for COVID-19.  Contact tracing is being conducted by the Allegan County Health Department. The individual has been isolated until allowed to return to school by the Allegan County Health Department.

January 13, 2022
Three active school associated cases.  Forty-three total school associated positive cases.  The district was notified that an individual at Saugatuck High School tested positive for COVID-19.  Contact tracing is being conducted by the Allegan County Health Department. The individual has been isolated until allowed to return to school by the Allegan County Health Department.


January 10, 2022

Four active positive school associated cases.  Forty-two total school associated positive cases.  The district was notified that an individual at Douglas Elementary School and an individual at Saugatuck Middle School tested positive for COVID-19.  Contact tracing is being conducted by the Allegan County Health Department. The individuals have been isolated until allowed to return to school by the Allegan County Health Department.

January 7, 2022
Five active positive school associated cases.  Forty total school associated positive cases.  The district was notified that an individual at Douglas Elementary School tested positive for COVID-19.  Contact tracing is being conducted by the Allegan County Health Department. The individuals has been isolated until allowed to return to school by the Allegan County Health Department.

January 5, 2022
Four active positive school associated cases.  Thirty-nine total school associated positive cases.  The district was notified that an individual at Douglas Elementary School and three individuals at Saugatuck High School tested positive for COVID-19.  Contact tracing is being conducted by the Allegan County Health Department. The individuals have been isolated until allowed to return to school by the Allegan County Health Department.

December 31, 2021
One active positive school associated case.  Thirty-five total school associated positive cases.

The district was notified that an individual at Saugatuck High School tested positive for COVID-19. 
Contact tracing is being conducted by the Allegan County Health Department. The individual has been
isolated until allowed to return to school by the Allegan County Health Department.

December 13, 2021
Two active positive school associated cases.  Thirty-four total school associated positive cases.

The district was notified that an individual at Douglas Elementary School tested positive for COVID-19.  Contact tracing is being conducted by the Allegan County Health Department. The individual has been isolated until allowed to return to school by the Allegan County Health Department.

December 11, 2021
Ten active positive school associated cases.  Thirty-three total school associated positive cases.

The district was notified that an individual at Douglas Elementary School tested positive for COVID-19.  Contact tracing is being conducted by the Allegan County Health Department. The individuals have been isolated until allowed to return to school by the Allegan County Health Department. 

December 3, 2021
Nine active positive school associated cases.  Thirty-two total school associated positive cases.

The district was notified that two individuals at Douglas Elementary School, two individuals at Saugatuck Middle School, and one individual at Saugatuck High School tested positive for COVID-19.  Contact tracing is being conducted by the Allegan County Health Department. The individuals have been isolated until allowed to return to school by the Allegan County Health Department. 

December 2, 2021
Four active positive school associated cases.  Twenty-seven total school associated positive cases.

The district was notified that two individuals at Saugatuck Middle School and one individual at Douglas Elementary School tested positive for COVID-19.  Contact tracing is being conducted by the Allegan County Health Department. The individuals have been isolated until allowed to return to school by the Allegan County Health Department. 

November 30, 2021
One active positive school associated case.  Twenty-four total school associated positive cases.

The district was notified that an individual at Douglas Elementary School tested positive for COVID-19.  Contact tracing is being conducted by the Allegan County Health Department. The individuals have been isolated until allowed to return to school by the Allegan County Health Department. 

November 23, 2021
Seven active positive school associated cases.  Twenty-two total school associated positive cases.

The district was notified that an two individuals at Saugatuck Middle School tested positive for COVID-19.  Contact tracing is being conducted by the Allegan County Health Department. The individuals have been isolated until allowed to return to school by the Allegan County Health Department. 

November 22, 2021
Five active positive school associated cases.  Twenty-one total school associated positive cases.

The district was notified that an individual at Douglas Elementary School tested positive for COVID-19.  Contact tracing is being conducted by the Allegan County Health Department. The individuals have been isolated until allowed to return to school by the Allegan County Health Department. 

November 18, 2021
Six active positive school associated cases.  Twenty total school associated positive cases.

The district was notified that an individual at Saugatuck Middle School and Douglas Elementary School tested positive for COVID-19.  Contact tracing is being conducted by the Allegan County Health Department. The individuals have been isolated until allowed to return to school by the Allegan County Health Department. 

November 16, 2021
Four active positive school associated cases.  Eighteen total school associated positive cases.

The district was notified that an individual at Saugatuck High School and Douglas Elementary tested positive for COVID-19.  Contact tracing is being conducted by the Allegan County Health Department. The individual has been isolated until allowed to return to school by the Allegan County Health Department. 

November 15, 2021
Two active positive school associated cases.  Sixteen total school associated positive cases.

The district was notified that an individual at Saugatuck Middle School tested positive for COVID-19.  Contact tracing is being conducted by the Allegan County Health Department. The individual has been isolated until allowed to return to school by the Allegan County Health Department. 

November 6, 2021
Six active positive school associated cases.  Fourteen total school associated positive cases.

The district was notified that an individual at Saugatuck Middle School tested positive for COVID-19.  Contact tracing is being conducted by the Allegan County Health Department. The individual has been isolated until allowed to return to school by the Allegan County Health Department. 

November 4, 2021
Five active positive school associated cases.  Thirteen total school associated positive cases.

The district was notified that an individual at Douglas Elementary School tested positive for COVID-19.  Contact tracing is being conducted by the Allegan County Health Department. The individual has been isolated until allowed to return to school by the Allegan County Health Department. 

November 4, 2021
Four active positive school associated cases.

Twelve total school associated positive cases. The district was notified that an three individuals at Douglas Elementary School tested positive for COVID-19. Contact tracing is being conducted by the Allegan County Health Department. The individuals have been isolated until allowed to return to school by the Allegan County Health Department.

November 1, 2021
One active positive school associated case.  Nine total school associated positive cases.

The district was notified that an individual at Douglas Elementary School tested positive for COVID-19.  Contact tracing is being conducted by the Allegan County Health Department. The individual has been isolated until allowed to return to school by the Allegan County Health Department. 

October 20, 2021
One active positive school associated case.  Eight total school associated positive cases.

The district was notified that an individual at Saugatuck High School tested positive for COVID-19.  Contact tracing is being conducted by the Allegan County Health Department. The individual has been isolated until allowed to return to school by the Allegan County Health Department. 

October 11, 2021
One active positive school associated case.  Seven total school associated positive cases.

The district was notified that an individual at Saugatuck High School tested positive for COVID-19.  Contact tracing is being conducted by the Allegan County Health Department. The individual has been isolated until allowed to return to school by the Allegan County Health Department. 

September 29, 2021
One active positive school associated case.  Six total school associated positive cases.

The district was notified that an individual at Saugatuck High School tested positive for COVID-19.  Contact tracing is being conducted by the Allegan County Health Department. The individual has been isolated until allowed to return to school by the Allegan County Health Department. 

September 13, 2021
Four active positive school associated cases.  Five total school associated positive cases.

The district was notified that an individual at Douglas Elementary School tested positive for COVID-19.  Contact tracing is being conducted by the Allegan County Health Department. The individual has been isolated until allowed to return to school by the Allegan County Health Department. 

September 10, 2021
Four active positive school associated cases.  Four total school associated positive cases.

The district was notified that a previous probable case of COVID-19 at Saugatuck High School received a negative PCR test and was not required to isolate.

September 7, 2021
Four active positive school associated cases.  Four total school associated positive cases.

The district was notified that an individual at Saugatuck Middle School and an individual at Saugatuck High School tested positive for COVID-19.  Contact tracing is being conducted by the Allegan County Health Department. The individuals have been isolated until allowed to return to school by the Allegan County Health Department. 

September 6, 2021
Two active positive school associated cases.  Two total school associated positive cases.

The district was notified that an individual at Douglas Elementary School tested positive for COVID-19.  Contact tracing is being conducted by the Allegan County Health Department. The individual has been isolated until allowed to return to school by the Allegan County Health Department. 

September 3, 2021
One active positive school associated case. One total school associated positive case.

The district was notified that an individual at Douglas Elementary School tested positive for COVID-19. Contact tracing is being conducted by the Allegan County Health Department. The individual has been isolated until allowed to return to work by the Allegan County Health Department.