Theis applauds Fowlerville school board decision to end asymptomatic student quarantines

LANSING, Mich. Sen. Lana Theis applauded the recent decision by the school board at Fowlerville Community Schools to stop quarantining students in grades K-12 who are healthy or show no symptoms of illness after being in close contact with someone with COVID-19.

“I appreciate the Fowlerville school board for making the right decision to end unnecessary student quarantines,” said Theis, R-Brighton. “If a student looks and acts healthy they should be allowed to stay in school. I encourage other districts to follow Fowlerville’s lead, because forced quarantines without proof of illness are harmful to our students, academically, emotionally and mentally.

“I also call on the Michigan House of Representatives to pass legislation, which would protect asymptomatic students from being discriminated against. If a student is asymptomatic, they should be treated just like everyone else.”

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