Mankato Area Public Schools received notification that a case of COVID-19 has been confirmed in the Kennedy Elementary School ACES childcare program. The risk of exposure for other individuals present at the building at the time is no greater than the risk of contracting the virus in the general community. Staff are working closely with the Minnesota Department of Health to identify those who had close and prolonged contact with the individual. Due to data privacy, no information will be released about the individual.

Staff and student safety is a priority, and action has been taken to clean and sanitize the facility. Mankato Area Public Schools continues to follow protocols for safety as outlined in its preparedness plan.