Schools and Child Care COVID-19 Best Practice Recommendations - Minnesota Dept. of Health
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Schools and Child Care COVID-19
Best Practice Recommendations

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.

Schools, child care, youth programs, and camps should implement layered prevention strategies to the extent possible to reduce COVID-19 transmission risk while also considering educational needs, the social and emotional well-being of children, and the importance of children's access to learning and care.

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Schools
    Supplemental guidance for schools
Child care, youth programs, and camps
Additional resources

All programs

The COVID-19 Decision Tree for Schools and Child Care has been retired and is replaced by the isolation and quarantine guides below. These guides reflect current CDC recommendations regarding when to isolate and quarantine and for how long depending on a person's ability to wear a mask consistently.


Schools

Supplemental guidance for schools

Child care, youth programs, and camps

Child care settings will continue to have both vaccinated and unvaccinated people as there is not a vaccine approved for children under 5 years of age available yet. For this reason, it is strongly recommended that child care settings continue to implement layered prevention measures 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.

Additional resources

Updated Monday, 09-May-2022 07:59:08 CDT