Sent to all E-12 families and staff at on February 23, 2022 and February 27, 2022
RE: Updated District Health & Safety Resolution
During the February 22, 2022 school board meeting, the district’s Pandemic Response Advisory Team (PRAT) recommended update to the COVID-19 Health & Safety resolution was approved by the school board; this resolution replaces previous Health & Safety resolutions.
A summary of the resolution is highlighted below. Redlines to the previous resolution can be found here to further illustrate updates. An updated district health & safety guide can also be found here and includes important reminders on COVID-19 isolation, quarantine and testing guidelines.
Summary of Updates:
At all times, in all locations, for all ages, as long as practical and recommended by the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE), Shakopee Public Schools will employ the following health and safety mitigation strategies:
- Increased ventilation and air flow inside buildings
- Cleaning and disinfecting of high-touch surfaces
- Greater emphasis on handwashing and hygiene
- Greater emphasis on respiratory etiquette
- Social distancing when practicable
- All persons are recommended to wear face masks when inside school buildings
- Persons not fully vaccinated are strongly recommended to wear face masks when inside school buildings
- Persons with symptoms of COVID-19, or persons infected by COVID-19 must follow health and safety rules and not be present in the school zone
- The district will continue to monitor and report on the COVID-19 cases per 10,000 rates for Scott County on the district website; the last weekly school notifications will be sent on Wednesday, February 23 for the previous week
Should the percentage of COVID-19 cases plus COVID-like illness (CLI) reach 5% or more of the total population of students and staff in an individual school building, the school district will consult with the MDH for the appropriate next steps. Should the situation dictate changes in mitigation an updated school board resolution may be considered.
For additional COVID-19 guidance, please refer to the updated health & safety guide.
NOTE: As of the February 25, 2022 CDC rule change, face masks are no longer required for persons when riding a school bus; face masks are recommended for those vaccinated and strongly recommended for those not fully vaccinated.