Schools and Child Care: COVID-19
Minnesota Rule 4605.7070 requires any person in charge of any institution, school, child care facility, or camp to report cases of COVID-19 to MDH.
Use COVID-19 Case Report Form for K-12 Schools, Childcares, and Youth Programming (Camps, Sports, Extracurricular Activities) to report each child, youth, or staff member who receives a positive test result.
It is important that everyone in school, child care, youth-serving programs, and camp communities take steps to reduce COVID-19 transmission, particularly to those who are not vaccinated, while balancing the need to maintain a strong system that effectively supports children, youth, staff and communities. Schools, child care, youth programs, and camps should implement layered prevention strategies to the extent possible while also considering educational needs, the social and emotional well-being of children, and the importance of children's access to learning and care.
- Best Practice Recommendations
Approaches that schools, child care, youth programs, and camps can use to promote health and safety while mitigating COVID-19 transmission risk.
- COVID-19 Testing in K-12 Schools and Child Care
Testing recommendations and options for families, educators, and staff.
- Parent and Caregiver Information
Overview of MDH recommendations for kids in schools and child care.
- Institutions of Higher Education (IHE)
Planning guidance for mitigating COVID-19 spread on campus and other interpretive guidance.
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