Face Coverings - School

Face Coverings are no longer required in school by the State of Minnesota. Masks will be optional for students and staff at all grade levels unless the state or federal rules make them a requirement. 

Face Coverings- School Buses/ transportation

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention requires face coverings for all public transportation. This requirement currently applies to all occupants of school bus and district transportation for students.

This means students must wear a face covering for all situations (to and from school, field trips, athletics buses, etc.) in which they are boarding a school bus or other district transportation.

Social Distancing

Social distancing is no longer required by the state of Minnesota.

 However, keeping a reasonable distance from others is always recommended.

Quarantines

Schools are no longer required to quarantine students who may have been exposed to COVID-19.

 

 Individuals who test positive will continue to have a set length of time they will need to stay out of school – currently 10 days. Unvaccinated household members of positive individuals will need to quarantine at home for 14 days with dates determined by the Minnesota Department of Health.

Contact Tracing

Contact tracing will be done at the direction of the Minnesota Department of Health.

Positive Cases

Positive COVID-19 cases are treated as a communicable illness and will be reported to the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH). Public health officials will direct New Heights School on any actions that should be taken.

Covid Testing

Testing is recommended for individuals if they suspect COVID-19. If you require assistance in finding or scheduling a COVID-19 test, contact the New Heights health office.

Student Illness

Sick students will be sent home if they have a fever (100.4 or above), vomiting or diarrhea. Students with these symptoms will be expected to stay home for 24 hours after symptoms have subsided. All illnesses seen in the health office will be observed and assessed by a nurse if needed.