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Columbia School Information
Columbia School Information
Pamela Campbell
Monday, March 16, 2020

To keep our families and staff informed with the latest information on Coronavirus, check our web-page News and Live feed areas and our COVID-19 page This global health event impacts us all. It requires us to take careful precautions and to follow the advice provided by public health experts.

We ask for your patience as we navigate this unprecedented situation and work through additional details. As we have more specifics about what services we will be able to provide for families in need during this closure, we will communicate through regular means.

Lunches are available on Wednesday, March 18, Friday, March 20, Monday, March 23, and Wednesday, March 25 in front of Columbia Elementary School from 9 to 11 am.

All athletics are canceled until April 6.  Coaches should recommend training exercises at home.  No youth practices until April 6.  No coaches or teams should be in any school buildings or the Fitness Center until April 6.

No events may be held in any of the buildings during the closure.

Out of concern for our students and staff members, and in a spirit of prevention and precaution Child Care and the Columbia Community Fitness Center will be closed until April 6. 

Custodians will work to deep clean and sanitize all buildings.  Any person interested in helping with custodial work over the next three weeks may contact Bill Bradley.

All resource links are available on

Mental health resources will be available on

The Brooklyn Food Pantry is open from 10 am to 2 pm in a new location.  They will pass out food behind the Brooklyn ReMax and Angel’s Flowers.

Decisions for any school activity scheduled after April 6 will be made as more information becomes available.

We encourage all students, staff and community members to follow these recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control:

- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.

- Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.

- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces. School staff have access to preventive products like disposable wipes and hand sanitizer to use throughout the day to stop the spread of germs. District custodial staff utilize hospital-grade disinfectants and decontamination cleaning systems that sanitize both hard and soft surfaces killing viruses and bacteria.

- Stay home when you are sick except to get medical care.  Children who are ill should remain home until they are fever-free for 24 hours without the aid of medication.

- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.

More information may be found at the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services: