COVID-19 Update 11/29/21

COVID-19 Update 11/29/21
Posted on 11/29/2021

Woodland Community,

I sincerely hope that each of you had an enjoyable time off and enjoyed your time with your families over our Thanksgiving break. With the break has come school district and community stats creeping up that I wished to make you all aware of.  Are they at a place where we need to move to remote learning, the answer would be a resounding NO, but I want to make you aware as we progress in trying to finish the remainder of the 2021 first semester.

Today (PreK through 12)

  • 14 Students were called in sick
  • 6 Students were sent home with symptoms (All Tested Negative)
  • 21 Students were tested today (All Negative)
  • 1 Staff Member Tested Positive Today (Prompt Care) – Not in attendance at school
  • 2 Students Tested Positive over the Thanksgiving Break
  • Handful of parents have tested positive over break – thus quarantining their student(s) (those students have not and will not come to school until being released by the health department)


8 Students are Quarantined from being exposed

4 Students are currently Quarantined from a Positive Test

1 Staff Member is currently Quarantined from a Positive Test


As I contacted my colleagues in the county today (Livingston County Avg is 15-20 positives per day), they are seeing similar trends coming off the holiday break.  In some cases, they have had worse numbers than what we at Woodland are showing.  Regardless I think it is in the best interest of our community to make you aware that the ongoing situation is being monitored and we will continue to present information to the Woodland Educational Community as quickly as we have it.  We will continue our SHIELDS testing on Thursday during the day and will continue to encourage our students, parents, and families to stay home and test if any symptoms arise that could put themselves, their families, their classmates, or our teachers and staff at risk for infection. 

As always, everyone should monitor their health and stay at home if they develop symptoms. Sick persons should contact their health care provider to determine if testing is needed. Anyone who develops severe symptoms should seek medical care immediately. If your child has had close contact with a known case of COVID-19, keep the child at home and notify your primary healthcare provider, Woodland CUSD #5, and your local health department.

We are committed to providing your child and our staff with a safe and healthy environment. Thank you for your understanding and ongoing cooperation with our COVID prevention policies and procedures as we work to help protect your children, your families, and our staff and their families. If you have questions or concerns, please contact me in the Unit Office at 815-672-5974 or by email at

Stay Well,

Dr. Ryan McGuckin


Woodland CUSD #5

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