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COVID-19 Testing Recommendations

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) is recommending that all unvaccinated students and staff get tested for COVID-19 at least weekly during the upcoming school year, based on current rates of community transmission of the illness. Unvaccinated student athletes or participants in extracurricular activities are encouraged to get tested more often. Vaccinated students and staff are advised to get tested if they’re exposed to someone with COVID-19, or if they’re experiencing symptoms.
South Washington County Schools will work with public health agencies to help make testing more accessible to students, staff and families at school. COVID-19 testing at school is optional and would require parental consent.