COVID-19 Health & Safety
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.
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
- All persons must wear face masks when riding on school buses as currently required by federal order (should the federal order be rescinded or changed so this requirement is no longer in place, our district will then at that time no longer require the wearing of face masks when riding on school buses)
- 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
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.
The district will continue to monitor and report on the COVID-19 cases per 10,000 rates for Scott County below.
For additional COVID-19 guidance, please refer to the updated health & safety guide.
Archived COVID District Case Summary - Through End of School (2021)
Through week of May 24, 2021
Many cases were not in school during their infectious period and therefore no exposure occured within the district. These figures are also updated on a consistent basis.