Stay local, stay safe
With the winter break and holiday season just around the corner, we know that this year will be much different than previous years. As we plan and prepare for a return to hybrid and/or in-person learning, it’s important that overall positivity rates among students and staff stay low by staying healthy and avoiding COVID-19 exposure. If this can be maintained, it’s more likely for this learning transition to occur.
Given the high number of positive COVID-19 cases in our communities, state and nation, we ask and encourage the MAPS community to avoid traveling. If traveling outside the state or country is necessary, please protect yourself and your family from COVID-19. Students and staff who need to travel out-of-state are recommended to stay home (quarantine) for 14 days. During those 14 days, it is important to stay home and watch for symptoms. Consider taking a test at one of the testing locations located throughout the state. View more information about travel during the COVID-19 pandemic.
As many districts throughout the state are doing, MAPS remains in distance learning and is expected to stay in this model through at least mid-January. Numbers will continue to be monitored as it is a goal to get students back in the classroom. Please contact your child’s school if we can be of any assistance during this time.
Protect yourself and others
We realize we repeat the following messages on a regular basis. Doing so is important to keep yourself and others healthy, which can benefit the community:
- Wear a face covering/mask.
- Wash your hands.
- Stay home as much as possible, especially when sick.
- Cover your coughs.
- Stay six-feet away from others.
Stay informed about current COVID-19 information
View weekly reports on the MAPS’ COVID-19 web page. When a positive case is reported, families and staff are notified by the school district, Minnesota Department of Health or both with information on next steps.
View current COVID-19 information: