SOUTHFIELD, Mich. (Great Lakes News) – Southfield High School in Oakland County is causing controversy with its two-tiered pricing for prom.
The school is charging students $80 to attend prom if they haven’t received their COVID-19 vaccine. Those who are vaccinated can dance the night away for free.
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Superintendent Jennifer Martin-Green defended the price difference, saying the school district is not requiring students to get the coronavirus vaccine, nor is it prohibiting unvaccinated students from attending.
This news comes on the heels of new guidelines released by the CDC on Thursday afternoon. Under this new guidance, masks only need to be worn by fully vaccinated people in crowded indoor spaces such as buses, planes, hospitals, prisons, and homeless shelters.
In addition, the CDC is removing the requirement for all other indoor spaces and outdoors, even when there are crowds.
The Michigan Department of Health and Human Servies (MDHHS) which is in charge of rolling out Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s mask mandates and the new “MI Vacc to Normal Plan” said officials are reviewing the CDC’s new guidelines.