Close Contact Guidelines
Students in K-12 classrooms that are exposed to students with Covid-19 within 3-6 feet of infected students and both kids were masked then only the student positive for Covid-19 is quarantined.
Students that are not masked and one is positive for Covid-19 any contact with that positive within 6 feet for 15 minutes is considered a close contact and will need to be quarantined.
If any student or staff is vaccinated and considered a close contact MDH & CDC recommends you test in 3-5 days after exposure, wear a mask for 14 days following exposure and monitor for symptoms. Do Not need to quarantine unless having symptoms.
At this time, MDH and CDC are recommending that anyone who is not fully vaccinated to wear a mask within the school setting.
Also, unvaccinated staff and students will need to quarantine if exposed to a positive case(s) during the school year.
Therefore, we are encouraging all staff and students (ages 12 and up) to be vaccinated before the 2021-22 school year.
Students and staff must continue to follow the face-covering requirements as stated in the Safe Learning Plan through the end of the 2020-21 school year (May 27 at midnight).
Beginning May 28, the new Guidance for Safely Ending COVID-19 Restrictions goes into effect which eliminates:
- limits on group sizes
- social distancing
- mask requirements for vaccinated individuals.
As of May 28, masks will be optional.
- Masks must continue to be worn by everyone inside school buildings or on school buses at this time.
- Yesterday the CDC announced updated guidelines for masking and Governor Walz announced an end to the statewide mask mandate.
- However, Minnesota’s Safe Learning Plan, along with the existing face covering guidance for schools and child care settings, remains in effect at this time.
- We will continue to provide updates on our district website and Facebook pages.