ANN ARBOR – Michigan schools are scrambling to build plans for what to do if a student or community member is diagnosed with the potentially deadly new coronavirus.

School districts around the state are meeting with county health departments and preparing protocols that address everything from potential school closures to continuing school through online services if the outbreak were to reach Michigan.

There have been no confirmed cases of the new coronavirus in Michigan, though state health officials said recently that hundreds of people were being monitored.

One district that already has taken action is Novi Community School District in Oakland County, which has a large enrollment of students with family connections to China, Japan and South Korea, three countries with large coronavirus outbreaks.

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