ELi is reporting on COVID-19 for the East Lansing area
Since early February 2020, East Lansing Info (ELi) has been bringing original, important reporting on the local impact of the coronavirus pandemic, including economic, cultural, and medical effects on our community. Here’s a full run-down of our COVID-19 reporting for the people of East Lansing.
City Lessens Masking Requirements Starting Mar. 14
The City announced yesterday that beginning on Mar. 14, masks would be optional inside City-owned buildings with some exceptions, including public meetings.
Why Did the School Board Hold a Vote on a Policy That Was Already in Place?
Superintendent Dori Leyko announced an almost identical policy nearly two weeks ago, but the Board held an official vote due to language in the recently approved policy handbook. What did the four trustees present have to say about the policy?
East Lansing Insider: Where Do We Stand As The Omicron Variant Recedes?
Andrew is joined by Emily Joan Elliott to talk about the current stages of the pandemic, how different things are now from early 2020, and where things might be headed next. Listen in!
School Board Discusses Removing Masks, Standardized Testing
ELPS will continue to require masks through at least mid-April. The Board also discussed a new Black American history course, standardized testing, and more.
What Does the Attorney General’s Opinion On the Open Meetings Act Mean for East Lansing’s Public Bodies? [UPDATED]
The ELPS School Board weighed the benefits and setbacks of increasing options for public comment at its Feb. 14 meeting.
Ask ELi: How are local daycares implementing Covid protocols?
Why is there so much variation in how daycares are implementing Covid-19 protocols and handling exposures? Clay Oppenhuizen reports for ELi.