In our efforts to keep our students, staff and families informed with the latest information, please use this page as a reference for District communications regarding COVID-19 and other helpful resources.
This global health event impacts us all. It requires us to take careful precautions and to follow advice provided by public health experts.
The District continues to monitor health warnings and travel advisories surrounding COVID-19. We have established a COVID-19 emergency response task force of District administrators and health professionals who have been meeting and communicating regularly to address the impacts to our District.
In addition, the Minnesota Department of Health has established two hotlines, one concerning health and another for school and child care questions. Form health questions, dial 651-201-3920 or 1-800-657-3903 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. For schools and child care questions, call 651-297-1304 or 1-800-657-3504, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.Countryside Public Health will also be issuing community updates.
Please refer to this section for the latest information on school events and travel. We will update our district through email, our school website, social media and app alerts of any changes in school events as soon as changes are made.
The Minnesota Department of Health developed these Frequently Asked Questions about the Coronavirus.
The District is taking a number of precautions to minimize the risk to our students, staff and families:
We are asking all of our families to monitor their student’s health, as well as their own. If their child is sick with flu-like symptoms, fever, cough or shortness of breath, we are recommending that parents and guardians seek medical treatment. We are also asking staff to follow these same precautions.
Our custodial staff is sanitizing every room in the district. Staff members are asked to contact the custodians if they need access to a sanitized room. The products we use are hospital-grade cleaners and peroxide based. Custodians will replace soap and hand sanitizers often. All buses have been disinfected and the Food Service Department will continue to follow food safety practices and use approved disinfectants.
We continue to evaluate all upcoming District-sponsored travel and events, as information is presented by Government and health officials.
We encourage all students, staff and community members to follow these recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control:
Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol content.
Stay at home if you are sick.
Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, and throw the tissue in the trash.
Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.