MICHIGAN — In anticipation of kids returning to class after winter break, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and the Michigan Department of Education sent a letter to all Michigan superintendents reminding them of safety measures that can help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Kids will be returning to class as the Omicron variant continues to spread rapidly across the state.

“This is just a good reminder of those things that we know work,” MDHHS Director Elizabeth Hertel told FOX 17 on Thursday. “I hope that [schools] don’t view it as pulling back a little bit. I think that they should still be able to function fairly normally.”

Hertel says the letter is serving only as a reminder to administrators that layered approaches work best

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