The GCS COVID-19 Dashboard provides our school families and school community members with transparency regarding all known school associated COVID-19 cases. This webpage will be updated frequently through coordination with the Health Department of Northwest Michigan in order to provide public notice regarding new and cumulative COVID-19 case counts.

Beginning Thursday, October 29, 2020, GCS will continue to utilize School Messenger only to notify parents of those students who attend the building(s) that is involved in contact tracing. The remainder of GCS parents will not receive notification through School Messenger, but will be referred to gaylordschools.com. to preview the GCS COVID-19 Dashboard.

NOTE: Students and staff members that have been identified as close contacts of any school associated cases will be notified individually and directly by GCS school officials or the Health Department of Northwest Michigan. 


District Building


Positive Cases

(New Cases)

Probable Cases

(New Cases)

Date Reported

(New Cases)

Cumulative Cases

Gaylord High School

1 -- 11/25/2020 16

 Gaylord Middle School

1 -- 11/23/2020 8

Gaylord Intermediate School

1 -- 11/24/2020 13

North Ohio Elementary

-- 1 11/24/2020 5

South Maple Elementary

1 1 11/21/2020 4

Central Office Staff

1 -- 11/09/2020 1


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We remain appreciative of the collective effort that has allowed GCS to continue to offer education options to our families. We will continue to monitor the spread of
COVID-19 in our schools and will make decisions regarding our education options based on the most recent information available. Through our experience since the start of the school year, we are confident that the better we do with our mitigation strategies, the more likely we will be able to keep schools open for face-to-face instruction.

We will continue to utilize School Messenger to inform families of any situation that warrants an interruption or transition from our regularly scheduled instruction (GCS School Messenger FAQ).

We recommend taking action to limit the spread of COVID-19 in our community. This includes:

  • Staying home if you are sick.
  • Wearing a facial covering to protect others.
  • Observing general social distancing guidelines (maintaining a distance of 6 feet apart).
  • Washing your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or using a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if soap and water are not readily available.
  • Avoiding touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Covering coughs and sneezes using the inside of your elbow.
  • Cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched surfaces daily.

Thank you for your ongoing support, flexibility, and demonstrated resilience during this unprecedented school year.