Schools and Child Care: COVID-19 - Minnesota Dept. of Health
On Feb. 16, 2021, we updated our Close Contacts and Tracing quarantine guidance to align with recent CDC public health recommendations for vaccinated persons. Other materials will be updated as quickly as possible.

Schools and Child Care: COVID-19

It is important that everyone in the school community take steps to reduce COVID-19 transmission, particularly to those at high risk, while balancing the need to maintain a strong system that effectively supports children, youth, staff and communities.

  • Planning, Guidance, and Data
    Data and guidance around policies, practices, and strategies that schools and child care programs can use to optimize education and programming to promote health and safety while mitigating risks during the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • Safety and Well-being
    Tools and resources for schools, child care, youth programs (i.e., camp, sports, and other community activities) and parents to help make decisions about when to remain at home, when to return, and when to get tested for children and staff. Including documents that outline the requirements for the use of face coverings and resources to support mental health.

  • Facilities Staff and Building Guidance
    Guidance for ventilation, food service, and cleaning and disinfecting facilities.

  • Institutes of Higher Education (IHE)
    Planning guidance for mitigating COVID-19 spread on campus and other interpretive guidance.

More information is available:

Updated Monday, 15-Feb-2021 15:09:25 CST