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Adjustments to Our Health and Safety Procedures

Last week, we shared our criteria for COVID-19 decision-making. Since then, our Covid Recovery Team met on Tuesday and recommended adjustments in an effort to keep students in school as much as possible.

As a result, we are increasing our health and safety measures rather than sending a whole classroom or school into distance learning. Families will continue to be informed of a positive case in their classroom, activity or sports team. If it is determined that a quarantine is recommended (based on Minnesota Department of Health guidance) then families may individually choose to quarantine their child. Parents should be sure to call the school’s attendance line and contact their child’s teacher for school work.

Please see our revised criteria for COVID-19 decision-making that defines when increased health strategies will be put in place (including face coverings in our high schools). 


Please have your child get tested for COVID-19 if they show symptoms such as fever, sore throat, cough, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, chills, muscle pain, fatigue, severe headaches or new onset of nasal congestion or runny nose. If your child is ill, please keep them home. Parents will be asked to pick up their child from school if their student shows two or more symptoms listed above. 

Our main priority remains the health and safety of students and staff with the ultimate goal of consistent in-person learning. Thank you for supporting South Washington County Schools.