Issue Date: July 29, 2021
A large volume of new information about the COVID-19 pandemic has been shared by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE). This information includes guidance and recommendations for school districts.
As has been the practice since the beginning of the pandemic, Shakopee Public Schools will be delving into and analyzing this new information and then working to make thoughtful decisions regarding the health and safety of our students, staff and community. As part of this process, the school district Pandemic Response Advisory Team (made up of school board members, district leaders, teachers, students, parents and community members) will resume scheduled meetings. The district will also continue to seek expert guidance from the Scott County Department of Health.
Currently, the District continues to employ the following COVID-19 prevention strategies:
- Increased ventilation and air flow inside buildings
- Cleaning and disinfecting of high touch surfaces
- Social distancing, when practical
- Wearing of face masks (staff and students) when riding on school buses as required by federal law
Currently, the District recommends those not vaccinated should continue to wear face masks when inside school buildings. The school district will examine whether, or not, to move from this current practice to other forms of mask recommendations and/or requirements. Information will continue to be shared directly with district staff, families and stakeholders in addition to being posted to the district website here.