District launches COVID safety campaign to help reduce virus spread so schools can reopen

Superintendent Dr. Glenn Maleyko appears in a public service announcement encouraging community members to wear face masks and take other precautions to prevent the spread of COVID 19.

Follow the rules to return to schools!

Wear your masks to get back to classes!

Mask up to class up?

Dearborn Public Schools pondered several tag lines before launching its new campaign encouraging people to do their part to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus so we can reopen our schools to students.

The new campaign encourages the community to wear face masks in public, use social distancing and wash their hands frequently and thoroughly, all to slow the spread of COVID 19.  Dearborn Public Schools made several components related to the campaign.  Public service announcements feature Superintendent Glenn Maleyko encouraging the public to follow safety protocols. Social media graphics remind people to wear masks to keep “Rona” on the sidelines, and animated videos explain how the virus spreads and when someone should stay home to prevent the spread of the disease. 

The campaign complements a similar effort by the City of Dearborn called #MaskUpDearborn.

“For several weeks in August and September, Dearborn had some of the highest spread for coronavirus in Wayne County and the number of positive COVID-19 tests in the county was nearly 6 percent,” noted Dr. Maleyko. 

“Because of those numbers, Board of Education trustees voted at their last meeting to postpone returning students to school until at least after their meeting on Oct. 12.  We want to help control the spread of the virus to keep the community safe and so we can bring students back to school and back to face-to-face learning,” the superintendent added.

The number of daily new cases in Dearborn has slowed in recent weeks and the positivity rate for Wayne County outside of Detroit has fallen back below the critical 5 percent benchmark.

Meanwhile, the Governor last week ordered that all students kindergarten through 12th grade are required to wear masks at school. 

“Dearborn Public Schools continues to prepare to return students to face-to-face learning,” Dr. Maleyko said.  “Now we are asking the community to do their part to make that possible.”

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