By Scott Bolthouse | THE HURON HUB Posted Friday, Feb. 24, 2021
Over 200 Huron School District staff have received the COVID-19 vaccination, according to Supt. Donovan Rowe.
Rowe said in a letter Wednesday that staff will receive the second dose of the vaccination Saturday, and that staff shortages are expected following the second dose.
This means that classes on Monday, March 1 will be held virtually.
Here is the entire letter sent out today by the superintendent:
Dear Huron Family,
The health and well-being of students and staff continues to be a top priority, and we have been working hard to ensure all Huron School District staff who wish to get the COVID-19 vaccine are able to do so. We’re pleased to report more than 210 staff have already received the first dose of the vaccine and the majority of them will be receiving their second dose on Saturday, February 27, 2021.
According to the CDC patients receiving the second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine can have symptoms like body aches, swelling, fever, chills, tiredness, and headache for up to two days following the second COVID-19 vaccine. The majority of patients report mild to moderate symptoms, and most patients recover in one to two days. It is important to note that these symptoms are not contagious, as the vaccine cannot make people sick with COVID-19.
Given our vaccination timeline, we are anticipating the possibility of staff shortages on the Monday after the second dose of vaccines have been administered. As a result, all classes in the Huron School District will be held online on Monday, March 1, 2021. This will allow teachers and staff to rest and recover, in the event they experience symptoms that are a normal part of the body’s reaction to the second dose of the vaccine, and we want to prepare for this without a last minute cancellation of school due to staff shortages. Students will return to their normal class schedule on Tuesday, March 2, 2021.
On Monday, March 1, 2021, students will log-in and follow the remote learning schedules that we have established for other remote learning days we have had.
Food service will be running a food distribution on Monday evening from 5:00-6:00 PM. This will take place in the parking lot between Renton Jr. High School and Huron High School.
Thank you for your ongoing patience and understanding as we continue to navigate these challenging times together. Should you have any questions pertaining to this, do not hesitate to contact my office.
Posted by The Huron Hub – Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021
The Romulus Athletic Center has moved into Phase Two of its reopening plan, adhering to health and safety guidelines set by Governor Gretchen Whitmer, the Wayne County Health Department and the CDC.
“After careful consideration and closely following the safety recommendations of health experts, we are pleased to announce the Romulus Athletic Center has moved forward with its reopening plan,” said Romulus Athletic Center Manager Andy Mackay. “We know the athletic center plays a role in supporting the health and wellness of residents, so safely reopening and offering the services our members rely on has been a priority since the start of the pandemic.”
As of February 15, the following athletic center offerings are now open to members:
The lazy river, lap pool and hot tub, which have reopened at 25% capacity to members only from 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Saturdays and 12 – 5 p.m. on Sundays.
Masks will be required at all times while on the pool deck and in the hot tub and lazy river, except for when swimming.
The basketball courts, which have reopened at 25% capacity to members only for small groups or practice play. Courts can also be reserved per party to further maximize safe social distancing and avoid in-person interaction.
The men’s and women’s locker rooms have reopened and will undergo routine cleanings, including after each individual use of the family locker room, a light cleaning every 15 minutes, a deep cleaning every two hours and a nightly power wash.
At this time, select workout equipment will remain off the gym floor and dance classes will remain in the gym and banquet areas. Day passes are not permitted but the athletic center is accepting new memberships.
“I want to thank the Romulus Athletic Center team for their hard work in preparing for the safe second phase of reopening, as well as residents for their patience throughout the process,” said Romulus Mayor LeRoy Burcroff. “Like many cities, Romulus has been greatly impacted by COVID-19, but together we have stayed resilient and Romulus Strong. I’m eager to see our community work together as we continue to push through the pandemic and maintain our momentum in the years to come.”
Wayne County announced several local COVID-19 vaccination clinics for seniors opening next week across the county.
The free clinics are part of Wayne County’s continuing efforts to make more vaccines available and accessible to county senior residents.
“I’m pleased Wayne County is now in a position to begin vaccinating seniors,” Executive Warren Evans said. “I know everyone is eager to safely get back to normal. Our team is working hard to ensure all of our residents can get their COVID shot as quickly as the vaccine is available. Every vaccinated resident gets us closer to ending the pandemic.”
Executive Evans continued: “I also want to thank the state of Michigan for working with Wayne County to ensure we have more doses to vaccinate our seniors more quickly. The vaccine distribution process is limited by the available vaccine – of which no one is getting enough – but Wayne County is putting shots in arms as fast as we get them. By taking vaccines to where seniors are, Wayne County is making it even easier for people who want the vaccine to get a shot.”
Wayne County Public Health has administered 36,601 vaccines and is scheduled to administer another 13,000 doses in the coming week. In all, Wayne County Public Health and local health systems have provided more than 181,596 doses to Wayne County residents since the vaccine became available in December.
Seniors in the communities below should contact the nearest site to schedule their appointment. There are no walk-up appointments, and seniors must make an appointment by calling the number for the site in their communities. More senior vaccination sites will be announced as more vaccine becomes available. Visit http://www.waynecounty.com/covid19 for up-to-date vaccine information.
Canton and Plymouth:
February 25-26 (9AM-3PM)
Location: Summit on the Park; 46000 Summit Pkwy; Canton, MI 48188
Registration phone number: 734-203-7657
Highland Park & Hamtramck:
February 23- 24 (9 AM-3PM)
Location: Say Detroit Clinic; 211 Glendale Ave; Highland Park, MI 48203
Metroparks intend to leverage grant funding to improve accessibility and recreation opportunities.
The Huron-Clinton Metropolitan Authority is seeking public input on three projects being submitted to the Michigan Department of Natural Resources Recreation Grants program. The Metroparks are home to 13 parks in southeast Michigan and staff is looking to improve their impact on the community by leveraging grantfunding that will complement the Metroparks’ annual budget. The Metroparks are committed to removing barriers, creating and improving access, and increasing recreation opportunities for all, and if awarded, these grant funds will allow the parks to improve accessibility to water and trail recreation.
Public support and input help guide the final design of park improvements and result in stronger applications, so the Metroparks want to hear from the community.
One proposed project will be located at Delhi Metropark, located five miles outside of Ann Arbor. This park is home to 52acres of mature oak trees and open, grassy lawns along the Huron River. The proposed project would make improvements for accessibility along the Huron River by renovating the site to add a new floating dock system and an expanded sandy launch/take-out area using universal design principals, including: Expansion of sandy take-out area, new accessible floating kayak launch/take-out with solar edge lights, two accessible picnic tables and a bench with easy accessto the adjacent trails, dog waste station, relocation of water spigot for accessible use, improved concrete walkway to Huron River, native tree and other native vegetative buffer plantings.
The second proposed project would be located at Lake Erie Metropark. This 1,607-acre park is in the southeastern corner of Wayne County, at the junction of the Detroit River and Lake Erie. Lake Erie Metropark is part of the Downriver Linked Greenways North South Trail (part of the Iron Belle Trail) and the Detroit Heritage River Water Trail. The proposed project for Lake Erie Metropark would improve the Cherry Island NatureTrail and associated amenities for accessibility using universal design principles, including:
• Accessible concrete parking area with 3 van spaces• New 8’ wide aggregate trail from parking lot to new trailhead
• 6’ wide accessible aggregate path at Lake Erie viewing area• 2 accessible picnic tables, 2 bike hoops, and viewing scopes
• Removal and replacement of a land bridge trail with 10’ wide, 630’ long boardwalk
• New split rail fence for trail safety• Relocation of benches to accessible areas• Accessibility improvements to existing boardwalk
• Elevation and modification to existing trail for accessible slopes and cross-slopes• 5 native trees near parking lot
The third project is proposed for Stony Creek Metropark. This park extends across Oakland and Macomb counties with 4,435acres used for year-round recreation and education. The project at Stony Creek Metropark would improve accessibility of the Reflection Nature Trail and associated amenities using universal design principles, including:
• Replacement of three bridges• Replacement of the existing dock with shoreline viewing platform
• Accessible push button doors at the Nature Center main entrance
• Relocation of benches to accessible areas
• Various landscaping features including new native plantings and accessible prairie development
• Modification to existing trail for accessible slopes and cross-slopes
The public can review the projects, including conceptual plans,through the Metroparks website at http://www.metroparks.com/DNRgrants. Metroparks staff are offering multiple opportunities to provide feedback. Three virtual public meetings are scheduled, where each of the projects will be discussed along with opportunities for feedback. The zoom meetings are scheduled for:
• Thursday, February 18 from 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
• Thursday, February 18 from 6 p.m. – 7 p.m.
• Saturday, February 20 from 11 a.m. – Noon
Additionally, feedback can be given through an online survey if you are unable to attend one of the virtual events. Lastly, there will be a virtual public hearing on Thursday, March 11, 2021 at 9.a.m. prior to the Board of Commissioners meeting.
Posted by The Huron Hub | Monday, Feb. 15, 2020 – 10:50 AM EST
A winter storm warning has been issued for southeast Michigan through Tuesday at noon.
5 to 9 inches of snow is forecasted for Monday night through Tuesday afternoon.
Here is the warning from the National Weather Service in Detroit:
Winter Storm Warning
for Wayne County
Issued by National Weather Service
10:10 AM EST Mon, Feb 15, 2021
…WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 6 PM THIS EVENING TO NOON EST TUESDAY…
* WHAT…Heavy snow expected. Total snow accumulations of 5 to 9 inches.
* WHERE…St. Clair, Oakland, Macomb, Washtenaw, Wayne, Lenawee and Monroe Counties.
* WHEN…From 6 PM this evening to noon EST Tuesday.
* IMPACTS…Travel could be very difficult. The hazardous conditions could impact the evening and especially the Tuesday morning commute.
* ADDITIONAL DETAILS…Snow reintensifies toward 6 pm this evening. Snow becomes heavy at times tonight with an additional 6 to 9 inches expected before diminishing Tuesday morning. Highest snowfall totals expected from the Lake Huron shoreline southward through metro Detroit, Ann Arbor and near the Ohio border.
If you must travel, keep an extra flashlight, food, and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency.