LANSING, Mich. (Great Lakes News) – Many Michigan school districts are shutting down for the entire week of Thanksgiving, giving staff and families an opportunity to recover from COVID-19 and other illnesses.

According to federal health statistics, Michigan saw the worst new case rate in the U.S. on Friday.

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Some school districts are undergoing a deep cleaning during the break.

For schools that are holding regular classes this week, keeping an eye on attendance is key. Schools must have three-quarters of students in class to count as an official day.