Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

On March 12, Governor Gretchen Whitmer ordered the closure of all PreK-12 public, private and boarding school buildings to slow the spread of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Michigan  Schools will discontinue face-to-face instruction for the remainder of the school year.

On June 30, the State of Michigan released the Return to School Roadmap that outlined requirements, strongly recommended and recommended practices for schools depending on the Michigan Reopening Phase by Region. Schools should follow Executive Order 2020-142

On August 20, the Governor signed the Return to Learn legislation, Public Act 149

On October 2, a portion of Governor Whitmer's Executive Orders were overturned in the Michigan Supreme Court. Eaton RESA will be adhering to guidance from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) and the Barry-Eaton District Health Department (BEDHD) as both have implemented emergency orders including Mask Wearing and Indoor and Outdoor Gathering Limits

All the information provided on our website was taken from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) or the Barry-Eaton District Health Department. This information is focused on preventing the spread of the disease, symptoms and what to do if you think you may be sick. More information is available on the Barry-Eaton District Health Department, MDHHS or the CDC websites. 

Practice preventative measures to slow the spread of COVID-19:

  • Wear a mask
  • Wash your hands often, for 20 seconds
  • Practice touching your face, less often
  • Cover your mouth when you cough or sneeze
  • Clean surfaces regularly
  • Stay home if you are sick

Michigan Department of Health and Human Services

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services has complied a External LinkFrequently Asked COVID-19 Questions list. 

Charlotte Public Schools

Free Grab-N-Go meals are offered for all virtual learners at the High School - Door #24, 12:15 – 1:00 pm daily when school is in session. To qualify for a free breakfast and/or lunch the student must be 18 years old or younger.  The USDA has given us permission to continue with the waiver that the child does not have to be present or eat the meal on site to receive free meals until December 31, 2020 or funds run out.

Eaton Rapids Public Schools

During the time that we are in virtual learning we are going to provide meals free of charge for ALL STUDENTS 18 AND UNDER. Meal pick up will be 10:00 am - 12:00 pm and 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm at Greyhound Intermediate door #19 with a drive thru service. No sign up necessary.

Grand Ledge Public Schools

Grand Ledge Public Schools will continue to serve breakfast and lunch to the students during the 2020-2021 school.  Families & students will have an option for weekly curbside pickup of breakfast and lunch meals.  The pickup location will typically take place on Mondays at Hayes Middle School from 10:30 am - 12:30 pm and 4:30 - 6:00 pm.  All meals must be preordered using the online form below or by calling the Food Service Department at 517-925-5733. Pre Order meals here:  Curbside Order Form

Maple Valley Public Schools

Delivery and Pick-Up Options Pick-ups are done on Tuesday and Fridays of each week. Tuesday pick-up consists of meals for Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday; breakfast and lunch for each day. Friday pick-ups consist of meals for Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday; breakfast and lunch for each day. Pick-up locations are Fuller St Elementary, in the bus loop, at the second door, 4-5pm Tuesday and Friday. Maplewood pick-up is in the bus loop, 4-5pm Tuesday and Friday. Jr/Sr High School’s pick-up is around back of the school at the loading dock, 4-5pm Tuesday and Friday. Each location will have a pick-up on those days, even if it is a half-day or a non-school day. Deliveries are every Friday. Currently, with the half day Friday schedule we are doing deliveries from 9am-11am. Those meals consist of breakfast and lunch for Friday-Thursday, 7 days’ worth at a time. Someone must be visible at the time of delivery or meals cannot be left. Anyone under the age of 18, or 26 with a disability, is eligible to receive meals either through pick-up or delivery. If you have not signed up for either, then please do so at Please remember, even if you have students doing face to face and they’re not eligible for pick-ups and deliveries, if you have any other children in the home that are not attending school, they are eligible for meals.

Potterville Public Schools

Families can pick up meals on Tuesdays and Thursdays, in the rear parking lot of the elementary school, from 7:30-8am and again from 5-5:30pm. Families will be asked how many children under the age of 18 need meal packages.

What is the Coronavirus?
A novel coronavirus is a new coronavirus that has not been previously identified. The virus causing coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), is not the same as the coronaviruses that commonly circulate among humans and cause mild illness, like the common cold.

A diagnosis with coronavirus 229E, NL63, OC43, or HKU1 is not the same as a COVID-19 diagnosis. Patients with COVID-19 will be evaluated and cared for differently than patients with common coronavirus diagnosis.

Why is the disease being called the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)?
On February 11, 2020 the World Health Organization announced an official name for the disease that is causing the 2019 novel coronavirus outbreak, first identified in Wuhan China. The new name of this disease is coronavirus disease 2019, abbreviated as COVID-19. In COVID-19, ‘CO’ stands for ‘corona,’ ‘VI’ for ‘virus,’ and ‘D’ for disease. Formerly, this disease was referred to as “2019 novel coronavirus” or “2019-nCoV.”

There are many types of human coronaviruses including some that commonly cause mild upper-respiratory tract illnesses. COVID-19 is a new disease, caused be a novel (or new) coronavirus that has not previously been seen in humans. The name of this disease was selected following the World Health Organization (WHO) best practice external icon for naming of new human infectious diseases.

How does Coronavirus (COVID-19) spread?
Health experts are still learning the details about how this new coronavirus spreads. Other coronaviruses spread from an infected person to others through the air by coughing and sneezing. close personal contact, such as touching or shaking hands. touching an object or surface with the virus on it, then touching your mouth, nose, or eyes. in rare cases, contact with feces.

What are the symptoms of the Coronavirus (COVID-19)?
According to the CDC, patients with COVID-19 have reportedly had mild to severe respiratory illness. Symptoms can include: 

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of Breath

Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure. If you have been in China within the past 2 weeks and develop symptoms, call your doctor.

What are the symptoms of the Influenza as they differ a little from COVID-19?
According to the CDC, common Influenza (flu) can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to death. Flu is different from a cold. Flu usually comes on suddenly. People who have flu often feel some or all of these symptoms:

  • Fever* or feeling feverish/chills
  • Cough
  • Sore throat
  • Runny or stuffy nose
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headaches
  • Fatigue (tiredness)

Some people may have vomiting and diarrhea, though this is more common in children than adults. 

*It’s important to note that not everyone with the flu will have a fever.