GRPS to start COVID-19 vaccine clinics next week – Community News

GRPS to start COVID-19 vaccine clinics next week

GRAND RAPIDS, Michigan (WOOD) — Beginning Monday, Grand Rapids public schools will offer the COVID-19 vaccine to students ages 5 through 11.

In a letter to parents, GRPS says they have partnered with Cherry Health to offer clinics in all elementary and pre-K through 8th grade buildings in the district.

On Wednesday, 336 GRPS students and 98 employees tested positive for COVID-19. Forty-four cases of transmission have been transmitted in school settings.

The district is also seeking guidance on the Kent County Health Department’s mask mandate, which expires Jan. 2.

GRPS has been launched a questionnaire ask parents whether the mandate should be continued after January 2.

Chief Inspector Leadriane Roby says a decision on whether or not to continue the mandate before the winter break will be announced.