Health & Safety

The information below has been gathered by ISD477 personnel to promote the health and safety of our employees, students and families participating in educational programs or activities on or within the ISD477 facilities.  The information is based on guidance provided by government officials through Executive Orders 20-57 and  20-81 and corresponding resources.  Individual accessing ISD477 facilities must be aware of and adhere to the most current guidance offered by government officials.

The safety of our staff, students, families and community is our top priority. Our goal is to reduce the potential for transmission of COVID-19 and that requires full cooperation among all of our employees and families. Only through this cooperative effort can we establish and maintain the safety and health of all persons in our community. 

There is no single strategy that can completely eliminate the risk if COVID transmission.  Our District is following the guidance of the State of Minnesota Stay Safe MN Plan and additional recommendations for the Center for Disease Control and ASHRAE.  The consensus of this guidance is that the most effective strategy is a holistic approach that includes policies to promote social distancing, personal protection (masks), cleaning and sanitation procedures, and ensuring the building ventilation systems perform optimally.  Ventilation and filtration efficiency has been increased to the extent possible within the capability of the building systems and all air recirculated in the building, including each individual classroom, is filtered. We are continually working to improve the performance of the building systems and are confident that they meet or exceed industry requirements.

See monitoring notice from Mille Lacs County Public Health.

COVID Operational Plan