• Positive COVID-19 Testing Notification Press Releases 

    Pelican Rapids Public Schools – July 23, 2020

    On July 23, 2020, the Pelican Rapids Public Schools was informed of an employee who tested positive for COVID-19. The employee works at Club Vikes, the District’s school aged childcare program located in the Viking Elementary.  The name of the employee will remain confidential in accordance with state and federal law.

    In accordance with state guidelines, the District:

    • Notified Minnesota Department of Health (MDH), staff, and the parents of children in the program.
    • Sent all staff and children home with directions regarding MDH recommendations.

    The District will follow all MDH regulations regarding sanitation of the Viking Elementary.  

    • Club Vikes will reopen on Thursday, August 5. 
    • The pick up food program will remain open as approved by the Otter Tail County Public Health.


    Resources for talking with children about COVID-19:



    Please view the "Health & Safety Resources" section of our website for additional MDH & CDC resources (under the COVID-19 Learning tab)