COVID-19 Resources for Families

We appreciate the help and support of our staff, students and families as we address the challenges associated with the pandemic.

Duluth Public Schools Safe Learning Plan

Guidance for staff, programs, and outside organizations using Duluth Public Schools sites during the 2022-23 School year. 

The Safe Learning Plan reflects current local planning and is subject to change based on future local, state and national guidance. Updates will be provided on this web page.

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State and County Data:

Families, please share the following COVID information with your school:

If a student tests positive for COVID-19, the building health office should be notified by the family or staff member receiving the information immediately. All other COVID related concerns should be addressed with the building health office.

All positive COVID-19 cases will be reported to the Minnesota Department of Health per the Minnesota Rule 4605.7070 which requires any person in charge of any institution, school, child care facility, or camp to report cases of COVID-19 to MDH.

Free COVID Vaccinations Available for Ages 6 months and Older:

The MN Dept of Health’s About COVID-19 Vaccine web page includes information on the vaccine and what to expect before, during and after vaccination.
The What You Should Know About COVID-19 Vaccines document provides answers to many questions families may have.

COVID-19 Testing for Kids and Families

  • Testing has never been easier – you can visit a community testing site, order an at-home test kit, or get tested through your health care provider. All options are quick and free to you.
  • You can sign your entire family up to get tested at the same time at a community testing site.
  • Visit Getting Tested for COVID-19 or contact your health care provider to schedule an appointment.

Families are asked to check temperatures and conduct home symptom screening before sending children to school.  Keep children home if they have a fever or symptoms. 

COVID Safety Tips for Individuals & Families
Helpful tips from the Minnesota Department of Health.
 
State agencies are working together to ensure these services are available, and they are also connecting people with private organizations that can provide support. This includes telemedicine resources (which replace clinic visits) and other well-being supports to help families and individuals cope.
 

Important Links

Student and staff safety is our top priority.

If you have a question, concern or comment about any health or safety issue, please let us know.

Email: info@ISD709.org

Resources: MN Department of Health

COVID-19 Hotline:  1-833-431-2053
Mon.-Fri.: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Sat.: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Mental Health Crisis Line - Call: **CRISIS (**274747)

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Resources: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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