Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Information
COVID-19 Prevention Strategies 2021-2022 for Sheldon Pines School, Ottawa Area Center, and Young Adult Services
Ottawa Area ISD COVID-19 School Dashboard
We are committed to the health, safety and social-emotional well-being of our students, staff, and school families, and it’s important to us to keep our school community well informed on related issues. We will not compromise on this priority.
This dashboard is maintained by Ottawa Area ISD and will be updated daily. To view in Spanish, please click the "COVID Cases Spanish" tab at the bottom of the dashboard.
The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) defines “School Associated Case” as 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.
*Please be patient, the dashboard may be slow to load
View the COVID-19 Cases Dashboard 2020-2021
The following video is a great visual and detailed representation of hand washing best practices.
NEED ASSISTANCE? If you are an Ottawa area resident and you need assistance during this time, please visit 211
All the information provided on our website was taken from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) or the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). 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 Ottawa County Department of Public Health, MDHHS or the CDC websites.
Testing for COVID-19 is available locally:
Holland Hospital: (616) 394-2080
North Ottawa Community Hospital: (616) 935-7810
Spectrum Health: (616) 391-2380
What can be done to minimize the spread of COVID-19?
The CDC has provided some guidance on prevention that should be used for both the flu and coronavirus:
- Washing/cleaning/sanitizing with soap and WARM water is fine, as long as you're washing hands for 20 seconds. No specific "special products" are needed.
- Sanitizing gel is also fine, but note that it must be rubbed into the skin until it's dry.
- Masks do not provide any benefit to healthy individuals, and if someone is exhibiting symptoms of coronavirus, they need to be isolated at home.
- Coughing or sneezing into a tissue, elbow or sleeve is recommended. Tissues should be immediately thrown away in trash receptacles.
These steps will support students and staff against common winter germs, including colds, seasonal flu and strep, in addition to COVID-19. They are smart practices for all individuals and organizations and we encourage families to follow the same practices at home.