At a press conference Sunday morning, Governor Walz announced he is ordering Minnesota school districts close their campuses from March 18-27, 2020 to help contain the spread of COVID-19. Our plans are developing quickly and we will have much more information to share with you in the future. The health of students, families, staff and our community is our top priority. Many details about the topics below will be shared with parents on Monday, March 16, 2020.
Please see this extensive list of those eligible for emergency child care.
Healthcare and emergency staff as described below:
Health care providers and systems, including hospitals and clinics
Post-acute and long-term care facilities, including nursing and assisted living facilities
Other health systems and organizations, such as:
*Unfortunately, we do not have the capacity to provide additional services to families in other professions.
You may see other schools that are following a different timeline regarding closure and distance learning. Many of these districts are currently on Spring Break and made the decision not to re-open this week. Private and charter schools may also make unique decisions based on their unique circumstances. We respect their decisions and recognize that each school community must make the best decision for their students, families and staff.
Thank you for your understanding, patience, support, and forgiveness during this rapidly changing pandemic health crisis. The safety and support of our students, families, staff, and communities are our top priority. The District will continue to update families on weekdays, even over spring break, with additional information.
515 West Bridge Street
Owatonna, MN 55060