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    Positive COVID-19 Testing Notification Press Release

    Pelican Rapids Public Schools – September 18, 2020

    On September 18, 2020, the Pelican Rapids Public Schools was informed of an employee who tested positive for COVID-19. The employee works at the Viking Elementary School. The name of the employee will remain confidential in accordance with state and federal law.

    In accordance with state guidelines, the District has notified:

    • the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH)
    • our local Public Health Agency
    • all identified close contacts with the positive case (via phone and letter).

    Our current learning models will remain the same at this time:

    • VES - In-person Learning
    • PRHS - Hybrid Learning

    We encourage on-going safety guidelines including social distancing, frequent washing of hands and wearing masks.

    MDH Resources about COVID-19:

    https://www.health.state.mn.us/diseases/coronavirus/