Based on the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) data, Mankato Area Public Schools (MAPS) will continue in a hybrid learning model. We continue to monitor the case rates in Blue Earth and Nicollet counties, and the most recent MDH report that came out today for October 4 through October 17 shows that numbers in Blue Earth County have slightly gone up and Nicollet County have slightly gone down. Yet, in reviewing the numbers reported at the beginning of the month, Blue Earth County rates are slightly higher today in comparison. As we anticipate future numbers, we’ll continue to watch the data from both counties closely.