After releasing a plan to reopen Michigan schools, recent comments from Gov. Gretchen Whitmer suggest closures could be prolonged — citing an uptick in COVID-19 cases as the reason why. Being cognizant of the risks associated with resuming in-person instruction and implementing protocols to address them is welcomed, but barring students from the classroom could damage an entire generation.
The situation in Michigan isn’t as bad as some portray it to be. Confirmed COVID-19 cases are undoubtedly on the rise in the state, but it’s no reason to panic; in fact, it’s expected as Michigan residents re-engage with society.
Read the full op-ed on The Detroit News by Dr. Chad Savage, the founder of YourChoice Direct Care in Brighton and a partner of the Job Creators Network Foundation.