The Minnesota Department of Health provides the following recommendations to reduce your risk of contracting COVID-19:
Wash hands for 20 seconds. Washing hands often under clean, running water can help prevent the spread of germs. If you cannot wash your hands, use alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60-95% alcohol.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth. Germs spread this way.
Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
Stay home when you are sick. If possible, stay home from work, school, and errands when you are sick. You will help prevent others from catching your illness.
Cover coughs and sneezes. Use a tissue to cover coughs and sneezes, then dispose of the tissue. When a tissue is not available, cough or sneeze into your elbow.
Clean and disinfect surfaces or objects. Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces at home, work or school, especially when someone is ill.
When families need help paying for their prescription medicines, the path to assistance isn’t always clear. During this time of financial strain it is important to know that your local pharmacy and the pharmaceutical companies have programs available. If you are struggling to pay for your families medications, please utilize these resources.
Social distancing means reducing close contact between people to slow the spread of infectious diseases. Slowing the spread of the virus will help our hospitals be able to care for patients. If too many people get sick at once they might not be able to care for everyone who needs help.
Playdates / Playgrounds
House Parties / Group Hangouts
Museums, Arcades, Malls
Concerts, Sporting Events, Theater
Use Caution / Limit
Take Out Food
Pick Up Medications
Contact a neighbor, friend or relative to ask if you can drop off groceries/medication at door.
At this time, masks are not required inside of our district buildings and childcare areas. However, as new studies emerge, the CDC has started recommending wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain. Therefore we are allowing staff and students to choose to wear masks as a source control measure. It is not our intent to scare students, so we are asking for an open conversation with children to occur regarding this potential change. It’s also important to understand that wearing a mask serves only to prevent an individual from infecting others, and does NOT prevent them from becoming infected by another person. It is critical to emphasize that maintaining social distancing and hand hygiene remain the most important steps to slowing the spread of the virus.